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EU naval force probes hijack of Indian vessel

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Staff Writer | April 4, 2017
European Union naval force operating off the coast of Somalia said investigations and operations are underway on the Indian registered cargo ship that was hijacked by Somalia pirates on April 1.
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Shipping   The vessel which was en route from Dubai
EU Naval Force also confirmed that the vessel which was seized with 11 Indian crew members on board is now in the vicinity of Hobyo, Somalia.

"An EU Naval Force maritime patrol aircraft has confirmed the exact location of the dhow and has attempted to establish radio communications but without success," the anti-piracy taskforce said.

The vessel which was en route from Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Bosasso in Somalia was hijacked in the vicinity of Socotra (Island).

Reports say the Dubai-based opener Feroz Thaim has established contents with the pirates and negotiations are already underway to get the crew members released.