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Piracy - July 10

London, Jul 10 -- A Turkish Navy frigate is shadowing bulk carrier Horizon 1 , after the vessel was hijacked by Somali pirates on Wednesday (Jul 8) in the Gulf of Aden. Frigate Gediz has reported at least four pirates on the deck of Horizon 1 . The vessel, with 23 crew, was seized while sailing in the international recommended transit corridor, while carrying a cargo of sulphate. A Horizon Shipping executive said that the company was discussing with its lawyers whether to publicly comment on the hijacking of the vessel, which was bound for Saudi Arabia. Nato spokesman Chris Davies said the hijacking of the vessel in the transit corridor was "not good news because that is where the ships are meant to be safer." Gediz , which is armed with guns, missiles, torpedoes and a Seahawk attack helicopter, was diverted to assist Horizon 1 while on escort duty in the Gulf. East African Seafarers Assistance Program co-ordinator Andrew Mwangura said it wa





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