Seized Indian cargo dhow in vicinity of Hobyo, Somalia: EU naval force

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Apr. 3 (ANI): An Indian registered cargo dhow, which was hijacked by suspected Somali pirates on April 1, is now in the vicinity of Hobyo, the EU Naval Force said on Monday. "EU Naval Force can confirm that an Indian registered cargo dhow was seized by suspected pirates on 01 April and is now in the vicinity of Hobyo, Somalia," a statement on its website said. This is the first time the force has given a location for the vessel. "An EU Naval Force maritime patrol aircraft has confirmed the exact location of the dhow and has attempted to establish radio communications but without success," the statement added. Investigation into the matter is underway. (ANI)