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Indian dhow released by pirates on the same day it was hijacked, Gulf of Aden

June 8, 2013 at 11:21 by Mikhail Voytenko in Maritime Security

Indian dhow with 14 crew reported as hijacked on June 5 was abandoned by pirates in the same day after the sunset, leaving the crew safe and unharmed. Dhow proceeded to a safe port. Media credited EU Navy for the release, saying that two EU warships approached dhow and compelled pirates to leave the vessel. Official sources meanwhile, didn’t mention the warships at all, saying that the pirates left dhow without any obvious reason.

Hijack report:

Dhow presumably hijacked, Gulf of Aden

A 14-crew dhow, reportedly fishing, was hijacked by presumably, pirates, in position 11 36N 049 15E, some 20 nautical miles north of Bosaso, Puntland, Gulf of Aden, in the morning June 5 13. Dhow may as well be hijacked by local fishermen, angry at intruders, or detained by Puntland authorities on poaching grounds, like it happened quite a number of times before.  Indian dhow released by pirates on the same day it was hijacked, Gulf of Aden

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