Crew of hijacked Singapore vessel believed to be unharmed
May 5, 2011, 10:06 GMT
Singapore - All 25 crew of a Singapore-registered chemical tanker hijacked off Africa were believed to be unharmed and safe, the ship management company said Thursday.
The vessel MT Gemini, carrying crude palm oil from Indonesia for delivery in Kenya, was reportedly boarded by pirates on Sunday and stopped off north-east Somalia.
On Thursday, Glory Ship Management Pte Ltd said the ship's captain contacted the company via satellite phone, confirming that all crew, who are from four Asian countries, were alive and unharmed.
However, he did not communicate any other details, Glory said in a statement, adding that it awaited further contact from the presumed abductors.
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