According to Associated Press, regional official confirmed the hijacking, making it the first successful hijack in Somali waters since 2017.
“So far, this incident appears to be an isolated and opportunistic incident which seized on a vessel in a vulnerable situation, which had transited close to Somali TTWs. There remains a threat of piracy off the coast of Somalia which is credible and can manifest as it did in this instance, however contextually the threat is vastly reduced on regional highs in 2011,” Dryad Global said in the report.
The vessel is owned by Greek business Aegean Oil.
Source : greekcitytimes