NAIROBI, Kenya —
Somali pirates seized a ship with eight crew onboard, the European Union
Naval Force said Tuesday, bringing the total number of ships held to
The MV EMS River was seized approximately 175 miles (280
kilometers) northeast of the port of Salalah, Oman, said Wing Cmdr.
Paddy O'Kennedy. The pirates have been extending their range south and
east in response to increased naval patrols off the Somali coast.
general cargo ship has a crew of one Romanian and seven Filipinos, the
EU force said. The ship is German owned and was carrying petrol from
Greece to the United Arab Emirates.