Chinese Fishing Boat, 7 Crew Hijacked off Cameroon

Reuters reports:

A Chinese fishing vessel with seven fishermen aboard was hijacked off the coast of Cameroon in the latest attack in the waters of West Africa’s Gulf of Guinea, the Chinese embassy in Cameroon said on Saturday.

“We are working together with the Cameroon authorities on ways and means of seeking their release,” an embassy official said of Friday’s hijack in international waters off the Bakassi peninsula.

The official said responsibility for the kidnapping had been claimed by the “Africa Marine Commando”, a group not known to have been involved any recent attacks on local shipping.

March 13, 2010 9:45 PM
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