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Somali pirates hijack UAE cargo vessel

Brussels, December 21, 2010

Somali pirates hijacked a cargo vessel from the UAE yesterday after firing small arms and rocket propelled grenades at the ship, Europe’s anti-piracy mission said.

The Orna was seized in the Indian Ocean around 400 nautical miles northeast of the Seychelles archipelago, according to a report in our sister newspaper Gulf Daily News.

At least four pirates boarded the ship after stopping it, the statement said, adding that the crew was co-operating with the assailants and no damage was reported.

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