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Somali pirates hijack chemical tanker off Omani coast

August 22, 2011
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SALALAH, Oman — Somali pirates hijacked a chemical tanker within three nautical miles of the port city Salalah, Oman, on Aug. 20, Bloomberg reported.

Armed pirates boarded the Fairchem Bogey, taking 21 crew hostage and putting the vessel on course for Somalia.

According to the International Maritime Bureau, the hijacking was the first seizure within territorial waters and while a vessel was at anchor.
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