By SOF Editor on Wed, 02/03/2010 - 11:51am
The European Union's anti-piracy naval force says Somali pirates have hijacked a North Korean-flagged cargo ship.
The EU force says hijackers seized the MV Rim Wednesday in the Gulf of Aden, just south of the Yemeni coast. In a statement, the EU force says the vessel has altered course and is now heading towards the Somali basin.
The statement says investigators are not certain how many crew members are on board the Libyan-owned ship, and do not know the nationalities of crew members.