'Somalia Report', quoting sources from local pirates said: "A group of pirates hijacked a new vessel this week. The pirates contacted their friends in the Ceel-Dhanaae area after they had hijacked the vessel."“The hijackers told us that it is a Panama-flagged ship with 24 crew on board,” said the report quoting a pirate in Garacad.
“I don’t know more details about the vessel right now. The pirates are out of phone service and we are not currently in contact with them.”Meanwhile, another UAE-owned vessel MV Savina-Fahad was hijacked when it was carrying coal from the Somali town of Kismayo to the UAE.
Ten crew men, mostly from Pakistan have also been held hostage. The vessel was hijacked in the Indian Ocean.'Somalia Report' quoting a Dubai based businessman confirmed the hijacking and said the ship could be used as a mother boat.
Source: Emirates Business