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Somali Pirates Seize Indonesian Chemical Tanker

Somali pirates have hijacked an Indonesian chemical tanker in the Gulf of Aden with a crew of 24, reports said Saturday.

According to reports, this is the third vessel that pirates have seized this week around Somalia. Most of the ship's crew belong to Indonesia, with 17 Indonesians, five Chinese, one Nigerian and one Vietnamese, reports added.

Maritime officials reportedly said that the Singapore-flagged Pramoni, a 20,000-tonne Indonesian-owned vessel, was captured on its way ti India and was now heading towards Somalia.

Media reports said that the captain of Pramoni reported by radio about the hijacking of the ship and said all the crew were well.

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