23 Feb 2009

Cargo ship seized by pirates off Somalia

8:16 am on 23 February 2009

Pirates seized a Greek-owned cargo ship off the coast of Somalia on Sunday.

The Saldanha, with 22 crew, was en route to Slovenia with a cargo of coal.

In January, pirates seized another Greek vessel off the coast of Cameroon and killed its captain.

NATO ships began anti-piracy operations off the Somali coast in late October but have failed to stop the attacks.