Thu, August 19, 2010

Chinese ship hijacked in Indian Ocean

Hijacked Chinese bulk carrier arrives off coastline of Somalia

The Hijacked Chinese Bulk Carrier DE XIN HAI is confirmed to have arrived off the coast of Somalia and is now in the vicinity of Hobyo, the EU NAVFOR said on Thursday. Full story

BACKGROUND

Piracy in Somalia

Piracy off the Somali coast has been a threat to international shipping since the beginning of the Somali Civil War in the early 1990s.

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China doesn't rule out military action to rescue hijacked ship

2009-10-23 11:08:57 GMT Global Times China has not ruled out military action to rescue the hostages of the bulk carrier Dexinhai which was hijacked by Somali pirates October 19, says a Chinese official.

Hijacked Chinese bulk carrier arrives off coast of Somalia

2009-10-23 03:45:44 GMT Xinhua English BRUSSELS, Oct. 23 (Xinhua) -- The hijacked Chinese bulk carrier was confirmed on Thursday to have arrived off the coast of Somalia and was now in the vicinity of Hobyo, the EU NAVFOR Maritime Patrol Aircraft reported.

Hijacked Chinese bulk carrier arrives off coastline of Somalia

2009-10-22 13:53:22 GMT Xinhua English LONDON, Oct. 22 (Xinhua) -- The Hijacked Chinese Bulk Carrier DE XIN HAI is confirmed to have arrived off the coast of Somalia and is now in the vicinity of Hobyo, the EU NAVFOR said on Thursday.

Company says Dexinhai's lack of protection not on purpose

2009-10-22 10:10:55 GMT Global Times The bulk carrier Dexinhai owned by Qingdao Ocean Shipping Company has been hijacked for three days and the company denies reports that the ship did not have an escort in order to save money.

Diplomacy, not force, may expedite ship's rescue

2009-10-22 02:39:07 GMT China Daily It will be a tough mission to forcefully rescue the Chinese bulk carrier hijacked by Somali pirates ship, Chinese experts said Wednesday, and diplomatic efforts may be needed.

China vows to save crew held by Somali pirates

2009-10-21 03:07:18 GMT China Daily China said on Tuesday it will "make every effort" to free the crew of a cargo ship held by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean, something experts said will be best done through bargaining and diplomatic efforts.

China mulls rescue operation

2009-10-21 01:09:12 GMT Global Times Chinese officials vowed Tuesday to make every effort to rescue the 25-man crew aboard a hijacked coal carrier, while the pirates reportedly threatened to start killing if any rescue operation was attempted.

Spokesman: China to rescue hijacked crew, bulk carrier

2009-10-20 09:33:09 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, Oct. 20 (Xinhua) -- China will make every effort to rescue the crew and the hijacked bulk carrier, the De Xin Hai, from pirates in the Indian Ocean, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ma Zhaoxu said Tuesday.