Palm oil tanker, 25 crew believed seized off Kenya

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Posted: May 01, 2011 6:49 AM
Palm oil tanker, 25 crew believed seized off Kenya

A Singapore shipper says pirates have likely hijacked a palm oil tanker and its 25-member crew off the coast of Kenya.

Glory Ship Management Pte. Ltd. said in a statement Sunday that pirates are believed to have seized the Singapore-registered MT Gemini and its more than 28,000 tons of crude palm oil.

Glory said the ship was en route to Mombasa, Kenya, from Indonesia when it was believed to be hijacked and is now likely headed to Somalia.

The shipper said it is making every effort to secure the release of the crew, consisting of 13 Indonesians, five Chinese, four South Koreans and three Myanmar citizens.