There was no report about any injuries and casualties so far on the two ships kidnapped by Somali pirates on Monday.
There was no report about any injuries and casualties so far on the two ships kidnapped by Somali pirates on Monday, an officer of the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) said here on Wednesday. It is learned that no crews on the two ships were killed or injured so far, said Noel Choong, director of IMB's Piracy Reporting Center here.
The kidnapped ships and crews could not be contacted, he told Xinhua, saying that there no other information about the ships and crews now.
Normally, the shipped and crews kidnapped by Somali pirates would be heading for Somali and the pirates would ask for ransom, he said.
A United Kingdom chemical ship was seized by armed Somali pirates at around GMT14:19 in the Gulf of Aden, and a few hours later a Greek-owned Panama-flagged cargo ship was also taken by Somali pirates near Somalia in the Indian Ocean. The Creek ship was kidnapped by armed pirates with two speedboats, but the information about the pirates who kidnapped the British ship was unknown, he said.