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No Chinese aboard ship hijacked by Somalia pirates

2010-04-12 11:27 BJT

BEIJING, April 12 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese maritime authority said on Monday that no Chinese was found aboard the ship hijacked by Somalia pirates on Sunday near Seychelles.

After contacting its counterparts in European Union, the Chinese Marine Search and Rescue Center (CMSRC) learned there were 26 crew members on the St. Vincent and Grenadines flagged cargo ship, or RAK AFRIKANA, which were hijacked in the Indian Ocean waters near Seychelles. They are Indian, Pakistan and Tanzanian, the CMSRC said on its website.

On Sunday, regional maritime officials in Kenya said all the 23 crew members on the Rak Afrikana are Chinese.

Editor: Jin Lin | Source: Xinhua