An Antigua and Barbuda-flagged cargo ship has been hijacked by a band of pirates in the Gulf of Aden off the coast of
It was the latest reported seizure of a vessel in the Gulf of Aden by pirates from virtually lawless
“At approximately 09:09 a.m. AST (1309 GMT), the Maritime Administration of Antigua and Barbuda was advised that the Antigua and Barbuda-flagged cargo vessel the m/v Victoria had been hijacked by eight pirates in the Gulf of Aden whilst proceeding toward the Port of Jeddah in the Red Sea,” the Antigua and Barbuda government said in a statement.
It added the 7,767 gross ton, 146-meter
The ship’s management company and the International Maritime Organization had been informed of the seizure.