Contradicting news on high-jacking a ship near Somalia
Somalia, Local, 8/13/2002
Somali gunmen held a cargo ship, a group for monitoring crimes in the oceans said of be ship "Jenlil" registered in Northern Korea and not a ship carrying the British flag as stated before.
The deputy director of the international naval office in London Giant Abyancar said "we do not know any thing so far states that the ship was carrying the British flag." He added "we have received a report two weeks ago on July 30 saying that a north Korean Cargo ship carrying a six- member crew from Georgia was high- jacked." He added "the matter might be a new high- jacking. We can not confirm nor deny this report because we do not know any thing about it." Meantime the naval information unit in Loyds of London company said there are no indications on that a ship carrying the British flag having entered the Somali territorial waters in July.
On the other hand, the UN announced on Monday that one of its employees who was kidnapped in the Somali capital Makadishu last week was released and he is in a good condition.
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