Somali pirates have captured a Chinese ship in the Indian Ocean, MSN reports:
China’s Ministry of Transport said relevant government agencies were making efforts to rescue a hijacked Chinese bulk carrier in the Indian Ocean, state media reported late Monday.
Qingdao Ocean Shipping Co. Ltd, owner of the vessel, reported the incident to the China Maritime Search and Rescue Centre at 3:50 pm (0750 GMT), Xinhua said.
The ship was en route from South Africa to India, according to Xinhua, which quoted the centre as saying 25 seamen were aboard the ship.
See also a report from Xinhua.
Update 2: See “China Aims to Save Crew as Somalis Threaten Execution” from Bloomberg.