Ship with 24 Chinese sailors on board hijacked
Updated: 2011-05-06 06:14
BEIJING - A Panama-registered bulk cargo ship with 24 Chinese sailors on board was hijacked by seven pirates Thursday noon Beijing Time in the Arabian Sea, said China Sea Rescue Center.
Two Chinese navy vessels patrolling the Gulf of Aden were sent to rescue the ship.
The center has started a contingent plan and reported the incident to international authorities including the International Maritime Bureau.
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