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Pirates hijack chemical tanker in Gulf of Aden

“Pirates in the Gulf of Aden hijacked a chemical tanker carrying a crew of 15 Bulgarians on Tuesday, the European Union Naval Force Somalia said.

The Bulgarian-flagged tanker, the MV Panega, was about 100 nautical miles east of Aden, Yemen, en route from the Red Sea to India, the force said in a news release.

‘As long as the pirates are on board the ship, we are just monitoring the situation,’ said Anders Kallin, a Swedish navy commander for the EU naval force. He said he had no reason to believe that anyone had been hurt.”

(Source: Pirates hijack chemical tanker in Gulf of Aden – CNN.com.)

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