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Somali pirates seize Belgian ship - pirate source
April 18, 2009 / 1:06 PM / 9 years ago

Somali pirates seize Belgian ship - pirate source

MOGADISHU, April 18 (Reuters) - Pirates seized a Belgian-registered ship, carrying a 10-member international crew, on Saturday and were taking it to a coastal base, a pirate source said.

The source who said he was on board the dredging vessel, the Pompei, told Reuters by telephone that the pirates would take it to the port of Haradheere.

"We have hijacked a Belgian ship. We will take it to Haradheere," he said. He declined to give his name.

(Editing by Richard Balmforth)

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