Pirates have taken control of the tanker Golden Blessing 90 nautical miles off the northern Somali coast.

Pirates have taken control of the tanker Golden Blessing 90 nautical miles off the northern Somali coast. The vessel has a crew of 19 Chinese citizens; there are no reports of injuries. The 14,445 DWT Singapore-flagged tanker was carrying a cargo of ethylene glycol when hijacked.

On notification from the master of the Golden Blessing that pirates were on board, the EU Navfor German warship Schleswig-Holstein immediately launched their helicopter and reported sighting suspected pirates on board the Golden Blessing. EU Navfor is monitoring the situation.

Source:shipgaz