Seized Indian dhow now in vicinity of Hobyo, Somalia

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An Indian registered cargo dhow hijacked by suspected Somali pirates on April 1 is now in the vicinity of Hobyo, a major meeting point of pirates when they were most active in 2011, the EU Naval Force said, giving a location for the vessel for the first time.



“An EU Naval Force maritime patrol aircraft confirmed the exact location of the dhow and has attempted to establish radio communications without success,” it said in a statement on its website.
“Investigations and operations are ongoing.”