Somali Pirates Hijack First Commercial Ship Since 2012

Somali Pirates Hijack First Commercial Ship Since 2012
Pirates hijack an oil tanker with 8 Sri Lankan crew onboard, a Somali official says.

Intervention by regional naval forces that flooded into the area helped disrupt several hijack bids and improved security for the strategic trade route that leads through the Suez Canal and links the oilfields of the Middle East with European ports.

(Additional reporting by Keith Wallis in Singapore, Abdiqani Hassan in Bosaso, Rangi Sirilal in Coloumbo and Jonathan Saul in London; Editing by Louise Ireland)


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