Pirates seize 33 Ukrainian tanks
It says 17 of them, including the captain, are Ukrainians and there are also three Russians and a Latvian on board. Russia’s Foreign Ministry has not yet confirmed that any of its citizens are on the ship.
The Ukrainian Defence minister, Yury Yekhanurov, said that 33 T-72 tanks, grenade launchers and a large amount of ammunition were on board.
Sea piracy still remains a big problem in African seas.
In May, Somali pirates seized a German ship near the Gulf Of Aden with four Ukrainians and one Russian among the crew.