What happened near the Seychelles Islands last night?

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What happened near the Seychelles Islands last night?

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The Indian Ocean Explorer was seized with its seven crew members and was believed to be sailing towards the Somali coast last night. Passengers aboard the vessel, thought to be up to 12, had earlier been dropped off on one of the archipelago’s islands and were not on the boat when the pirates hijacked it. The Explorer high-end cruiser designed for oceanographic research with a state-of-the-art technical suite for underwater photography and diving equipment, is kitted out to hold 12 passengers. They had left the archipelago on February 28 for Madagascar. “The government of Seychelles strongly condemns any act against the property and the people of Seychelles,” its transport minister, Joel Morgan said. Somali pirates attacked more than 130 merchant ships in the region last year, an increase of more than 200 per cent on 2007, according to the International Maritime Bureau. Last week Somali pirates hijacked a yacht with two people on-board. Pirates attacking ships off the Somali coast in t

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The Indian Ocean Explorer was seized with its seven crew members and was believed to be sailing towards the Somali coast last night. Passengers aboard the vessel, thought to be up to 12, had earlier been dropped off on one of the archipelago’s islands and were not on the boat when the pirates hijacked it. The Explorer high-end cruiser designed for oceanographic research with a state-of-the-art technical suite for underwater photography and diving equipment, is kitted out to hold 12 passengers. They had left the archipelago on February 28 for Madagascar. “The government of Seychelles strongly condemns any act against the property and the people of Seychelles,” its transport minister, Joel Morgan said. Somali pirates attacked more than 130 merchant ships in the region last year, an increase of more than 200 per cent on 2007, according to the International Maritime Bureau. Last week Somali pirates hijacked a yacht with two people on-board. Pirates attacking ships off the Somali coast in t

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The cargo ship captured near the Seychelles islands was a Greek-owned ship with a Ukrainian crew of about 20. A senior maritime official says none of the crew members are believed to have been hurt.

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