28, 1 Pinoy, binihag ng mga Pirata sa Arabian Sea

TINATAYANG 29 katao kabilang ang isang Pinoy ang binihag ng mga pirata sa Gulf of Aden, sa Arabian Sea.

Ayon sa European Union Naval Task Force Somalia (EU-Navfor), kinubkob ng mga pirata ang MV Zirku, sa layong 250 nautical miles timog-silangan ng Salalah.

Nabatid na sakay ng barko ang isang Pinoy, mga Pakistanis, Egyptians, Jordanians, Ukrainians, Indian, Iraqi at Croatian seafarers.

“The UAE-flagged and Kuwaiti owned vessel was on its way to Singapore from Bashayer (Sudan) when it was attacked. The vessel was attacked by two pirate skiffs firing RPGs and small arms. The MV Zirku has a crew of 29 (1 Croatian, 1 Iraqi, 1 Filipino, 1 Indian, 3 Jordanians, 3 Eqyptians, 2 Ukrainians and 17 Pakistanis). There is no further information about the crew at present,” batay sa ipinalabas na bulletin ng (EU-Nanfor). Marjorie Dacoro

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