3 April 2017. An Indian ship has been hijacked off Somalia, the second attack in recent weeks.
United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO), said it had received information that a dhow en route to Bosasso from Dubai had been hijacked “in the vicinity of Socotra (Island)”. A spokesman identified the vessel as the Al Kausar but could not confirm its location of the vessel.
Graeme Gibbon-Brooks of Dryad Maritime Security said industry sources had told him the Indian vessel was en route to Bosasso from Dubai when it was hijacked on Saturday. The pirates were on board and were taking the ship and its 11 crew members to Eyl in Puntland