Somali Pirates Hijack Russian Oil Tanker

Somali pirates hijacked this morning a russian oil tanker off the coast of Somalia, rising an alert on international waters on the area.

The European Union Naval Force said the Liberian-flagged russian tanker was headed to China, with 23 crew on board.

As soon as the news got to Moscow, the Russian government sent a warship to the area were the tanker was hijacked.

The Gulf of Aden is an area where a lot of pirate activity goes on, and the EU NAVFOR escorts ships with humanitarian aid and important missions. Earlier this week, the Somali pirates tried to hijack a Korean vessel with no success. The Gulf of Aden lies between Yemen and Somalia, and is an importante trade route to the Indian Ocean countries and Europe.

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