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Somali pirates hijack Italian tanker with 18 crew

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

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NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - An Italian shipping company says Somali pirates have hijacked a tanker with 18 crew on board.

A statement from the Marnavi company website says that the Enrico Ievoli was hijacked very close to the coast of Oman.

There were six Italians, five Ukrainians and seven Indians onboard when the ship came under attack in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

The ship was carrying a cargo of caustic soda to the Mediterranean. The company says it has notified Italian authorities and is waiting for more information.



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