Vietnam cargo ship believed pirated off Oman: EU
A Vietnamese cargo vessel carrying 24 sailors is believed to have been pirated off Oman's capital Muscat, the European Union's anti-piracy force said yesterday.
The Hoang Son Sun, a 22,835-tonne bulk carrier that is Mongolian-flagged but Vietnamese-owned, was "believed to have been pirated" some 520 nautical miles south-east of Muscat, the EU Navfor force said in a statement.
"No further details of the attack are known at this stage," it added.
The apparent hijacking means pirates are currently holding 30 vessels and 724 hostages off the coast of Somalia.