04 May '11, 11pm

Crew of hijacked Singaporean tanker 'safe': Report

SEOUL - THE 25-strong crew of a Singaporean chemical tanker boarded by pirates off Kenya are safe, the South Korean Yonhap news agency reported Wednesday, citing Seoul's foreign ministry. The MT Gemini was carrying over 28,000 tonnes of crude palm oil from Indonesia to Kenya when it was hijacked just off Kenyan waters on April 30 and diverted towards Somalia. The vessel's owner, Glory Ship Management, said on Sunday it last communicated with the crew - comprising 13 Indonesians, three Myanmar nationals, five Chinese and four South Koreans - early afternoon Singapore time on the day of the hijacking. 'The captain of the vessel contacted the shipping line in Singapore earlier in the day via satellite phone and confirmed all crew members were unharmed,' Yonhap quoted an unnamed foreign ministry source as saying on Wednesday. The hijackers have yet to make demands or ask the c...

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Somali pirates hijacked a Singapore-owned product tanker about 180 miles off the coast of Kenya , sa...