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Issue 495 -- 23rd - 29th July 2011

Front Page

Somaliland News

News Headlines

Police Arrest Three People For Dispensing Somalia’s Passport

Third Batch Graduates From Sahan Center

Worldremit Launches “Send Money To Yourself” Service In Somaliland

Local and Regional Affairs

Cartoon In Murdoch’s Paper Calls Hacking Inquiry A Distraction From African Famine

Uganda Or Even UK Can Host Somalis, Says Ojode

US To Allow Aid Shipments To Islamist-Held Somalia 'If Security Is Guaranteed'

Analysts: Somali War Helped Turn Drought To Famine

We Need Safe Access To Those Affected By Famine In Somalia, Says World Vision

On Tanker Hijacked Another Released

Scarborough Restaurant Owner Pleads For Canadian Government To Help Somalia

Editorial

Is Yemen Becoming Another Somalia?

Features & Commentary

Protecting Somaliland's Endangered Cave Paintings

Somalia's Sea Wolves

African Viewpoint: Messy Divorces

Kenyan Runner Hopes Success In U.S. Will Improve Her Family's Life

No Owner, No Cargo And No Hope Of Ransom: Pirates Urged To Show Mercy

International News

Opinion

Col Iyo Abaar - War & Drought

Somaliland: Seeking A Deserved Recognition

A Note To My Late Kulmiye General Secretary: Kayse Hassan Cige

On Tanker Hijacked Another Released

Somali pirates successfully hijacked a small bunker tanker last weekend.
EU Navfor’s Cmdr Harrie Harrison confirmed on Sunday that a small tanker was hijacked the day before.
Talking to Associated Press, he said the vessel was en route from the UAE to Berbera in Somalia’s breakaway northern province of Somaliland.
The vessel has since been identified as the bunker tanker ‘Jubba XX’, a UAE owned and flagged tanker of 4,831 dwt. She had a crew of 16 (one Sri Lankan, five Indians, three Bangladeshis, one Sudanese, one Myanman, one Kenyan and four Somalis.
During the morning of 17 July, the vessel was located by a maritime patrol aircraft 100 miles north-west of Socotra Island, heading to the northern Somali coast.
Little information was available but it was reported that nine suspected Somali pirates are on board the vessel.
The vessel was not registered with MSCHOA at the time of the hijacking.
In another incident off West Africa, two days after armed gunmen seized a Greek oil tanker along with its crew off the coast of Benin, the pirates released the vessel and its crew.
A spokesman for the owners Endeavor Marine Agency said that the 20 seafarers, including the Greek captain and two Greek engineers, were safe and in good health.
In a statement released earlier, the Greek Citizen Protection Ministry had said that 10 men attacked the Liberian-flagged tanker ‘Aegean Star’ last weekend off the Nigerian coast, while it was carrying oil between Ghana and Benin.
 






 


 



 



 

 


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