Middle East Economic Survey


No 6



Somali Pirates Seize Libyan Cargo Ship

Somali pirates have hijacked a Libyan-owned cargo ship carrying a crew of 17 in the Gulf of Aden, the European Union Naval Force Somalia (EU Navfor) said on 4 February. The vessel MV Rim, owned by White Sea Shipping, was carrying 4,800 tons of cargo. It was captured in the northwest sector of the Gulf of Aden just south of the Yemeni coast, and to the north of the International Recommended Transit...