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UAE denies reports of detention of any of its commercial vessels by Somali pirates

posted on 12/11/2009: 649 views


UAE Foreign Ministry has denied the reports by a section of the media which suggested that a ship flying the UAE flag has been detained by Somali pirates. Director of Arab Affairs Department at the UAE Foreign Ministry Ambassador Mohammed Sultan Al Suwaidi said that that the reports by some media about the detention of a ship flying UAE flag is devoid of any truth. He explained that the vessel had left the port of Ajman and was not flying the UAE flag. The ship carrying foodstuff was in fact flying the Panaman flag and is owned by a Somali trader, he added. - Emirates News Agency, WAM

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