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Captured near Somalia unknown lift with the Russians

February 3 2008

Today it became known that two days ago, February 1, next to Somalia was seized by a multi-purpose ice tugboat Switzer Korsakov. The signal of the attack gave the team, part of it consists of Russians.

The vessel should have on the route Saint Petersburg - Singapore - Sakhalin. In the crew there were two British citizens (the captain of the ship and the chief engineer), and four citizens of Russia (the master, the second mechanic and two sailors).

"Communication with the crew of hijacked vessel is missing. According to a tracking device, after the signal on the hijacking of his course has been changed to follow a course along the coast of the state of Somalia in Mogadishu seaport area ", - reported in the port of Sakhalin. "At 9:00 Sunday" Switzer Korsakov "in the port of Mogadishu. Party seized the ship, does not impose requirements "- the source added.

CER order to confirm this information from official sources yet, as there are no exact data about who was captured a ship, informs " Interfax ".

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