Pirates Hijack Relief Ship Off of Somalia

Attack is third within weeks off the coast long plagued by pirates
By Kate Rockwood,  Newser Staff
Posted May 18, 2008 10:02 AM CDT
Pirates Hijack Relief Ship Off of Somalia
This Nov. 4, 2007, photo shows two Tanzanian-flagged fishing trawlers as they rendezvous with a U.S. Navy ship after being released from pirate control off the east coast of Somalia.   (AP Photo)

Pirates hijacked a Jordanian relief ship off the Somalia coast early yesterday, reports the BBC, and its 12-member international crew are now traveling north with its cargo of 4,000 tons of sugar. Jordan is reportedly working with the Danish embassy in Mogadishu, near where the boat was seized, to try to get the ship and crew released. (More Somalia stories.)

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