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Italian ship hijacked by pirates off Somali coast
An Italian vessel with some 23 crew onboard is thought to have been hijacked by a group of pirates off the Somali coast, authorities reported Monday. The crew is made up Italian, Ukrainian and Indian nationals.
AFP – An Italian vessel carrying 23 crew was hijacked by five pirates about 620 miles east of the Somali coast on Monday, the D'Alesio shipping company said.
The owners of the M/V Montecristo said the crew comprised Italian, Ukrainian and Indian nationals, adding it was "actively collaborating with all the related Italian and international authorities to respond to the emergency."