As Reported HERE
The Somali pirates have hijacked the MV Beluga Nomination ship (the flag of Antigua and Barbuda, operator Beluga Fleet Management GmbH based in Germany) with Ukrainians on board near the Seychelles.
Ukrainian News learned this from a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.
According to a statement by the Ukrainian Embassy in Britain, the MV Beluga Nomination ship was hijacked 100 kilometers away from the Seychelles in the Arabian Sea.
The crew of the ship comprises 12 members: citizens of Ukraine, Russia, the Philippines, and Poland.
The Consulate General of Ukraine in Hamburg (Germany) is finding out how many citizens of Ukraine are aboard.
The statement reads that the Consulate General of Ukraine in Hamburg and the Embassy of Ukraine in Kenya have received orders to establish contacts with the operator and to follow the development of the situation.
The case is under special control of the consular service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.
As Ukrainian News earlier reported, Somali pirates regularly hijack ships, including ship with Ukrainian citizens aboard.