(Xinhua) -- The convoy fleet sent by
the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy have rescued a
Tuvaluan ship hijacked by pirates in the Gulf of Aden on Sunday
The navy said in a statement that its 25th
convoy fleet, which was conducting the escort mission in the
Gulf of Aden and waters off Somali at the time, received report
of the hijack of the ship OS35 at around 5 p.m. Saturday.
The fleet’s vessel Yulin set out for the area immediately.
After some reconnaissance and having contacted with the
ship’s crew, rescue operation started early Sunday morning.
A group of 16 members from the navy’s special force boarded
OS35 and rescued the 19 crew members.
The statement said all the 19 crew members were under the
protection of the Chinese navy, and soldiers carried out a
thorough search of the ship to clear possible security threat.
EU Naval Force
investigating reports of possible piracy incident in Gulf of
EU NAVFOR -- EU
Naval Force is working with counter-piracy partners to
investigate reports of a possible piracy incident involving a
cargo vessel on Saturday 8 April in the Gulf of the Aden.
Further information will be provided by the EU Naval Force
once facts about the incident are confirmed.
Another Vessel Hijacked Off Somalia - Second during Month of March