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Hijacked Panamanian vessel resumes sailing

05-06-2011 15:41 BJT

BEIJING, May 6 (Xinhua) -- A Panama-registered bulk cargo ship that was hijacked by seven pirates in the Arabian Sea on Thursday resumed sailing at 4:25 a.m. (Beijing time) Friday, according to the China Sea Rescue Center.

The vessel, named "Full City", was rescued at 11:25 p.m. Thursday by a rescue team made up of U.S. and Turkish marines.

The vessel is now heading for its destination port, India's city of Tuicorin, under the escort of Indian naval vessels. It is expected to arrive at the port at 8 a.m. Monday, according to the rescue center.

Pirates attacked the vessel on Thursday about 450 nautical miles off the coast of India's city of Mumbai. A Chinese Navy convoy fleet was assembled about 750 nautical miles east of the area, the center said.


Editor:Yang Jie |Source: Xinhua

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