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Hijacked Chinese sailors rescued: report

05-06-2011 10:59 BJT

BEIJING, May 6 (Xinhua) -- The hijacked 24 Chinese sailors on a Panama-registered bulk cargo ship have been rescued, the Ministry of Transport said in a report on its website Friday.

MV Full City was attacked by pirates some 450 nautical miles off the coast of
Mumbai in India. [File Photo]

The vessel, Full City, was rescued at 23:25 on Thursday by the U.S. marine and Turkish rescue team, the ministry said, citing the China Sea Rescue Center. The Chinese sailors are safe and in good condition, the report said.

Pirates attacked the vessel Thursday noon some 450 nautical miles off the coast of India's Mumbai and 750 nautical miles east of the area where the Chinese Navy convoy fleet was assembled, the center said Thursday.

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Editor:Yang Jie |Source: Xinhua

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