UAE ship 'not missing' in Somali waters
Dubai, February 4, 2009
United Arab Emirates-based Al Rashid Shipping Dubai denied on Wednesday a report one of its vessels was missing in Somali waters and said it was docked in Mogadishu port.
A Kenyan maritime official had told Reuters on Tuesday it had been reported a ship owned by the company could be missing.
"The ship is not missing. It is in the port of Mogadishu and has been there for two months with all the crew," a company official, who identified himself as Abu Ahmad, told Reuters.
"Some of the cargo is damaged, and there is an insurance claim being processed. It takes some time." -Reuters