S Korea ship pursues hijacked vessel | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, January 17, 2011 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, January 17, 2011

S Korea ship pursues hijacked vessel

South Korea has ordered a warship to chase a cargo ship hijacked by suspected Somali pirates, a Seoul official said yesterday, as President Lee Myung-Bak urged "all possible measures" to rescue the 21 crew.
The destroyer Choi Young was sent to pursue the Samho Jewelry, a 11,500-tonne South Korean chemical freighter seized in the Indian Ocean, a presidential spokeswoman said.
Lee held an emergency meeting yesterday and urged officials to take "all possible measures" to rescue the ship and crew, she said.
Samho Jewelry was carrying eight South Koreans, two Indonesians and 11 crew from Myanmar when it was hijacked on its way from the United Arab Emirates to Sri Lanka.

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