A Danish cargo ship with five crew members was hijacked off Somalia's coast, the owner said Saturday, citing a report by the French navy.
The Danica White was on its way to the Kenyan port of Mombasa from Dubai when it was seized by pirates Saturday or late Friday, Jorgen Folmer, a spokesman for Danish shipping company H. Folmer & Co. said. The crew members are all Danish.
Folmer said a French naval vessel in the area had confirmed the ship was hijacked but was unable to intervene because it could not enter Somali waters.
"They cannot do anything right now," he told The Associated Press by telephone.
He said it was not clear exactly where and how the ship was seized but "we can see that it has been hiijacked of the Somalia coast."