15 Georgian citizens captured by pirates
Near Somalia coast pirates captured a MV OLIB G vessel flying the flag of Malta - Novosti-Gruzia.
According to some data, there are 15 citizens of Georgia and 3 - of Turkey aboard.
The attack was conducted early in the morning, then connection with the trade vessel was lost. The helicopter, sent for reconnaissance, spotted two pirates aboard the ship. Other details are being specified.
Somalia has recently become the area of extreme degrees of pirates' activity, and it worries the world community. It fights piracy in the framework of ATALANTA [started by the EU in 2008] and Ocean Shield [started by NATO in 2009] operations.