The chemical tanker had been hijacked on 15 January 2011 some 310 nautical miles off Oman. It is understood that the South Korean navy despatched a destroyer which had been pursuing the ship for almost a week before it finally caught up with the hijacked vessel and deployed a team of commandos. It
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Pirate attacks on the world’s seas totalled 266 in the first six months of 2011, up from 196 incidents in the same period last year, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) Piracy Reporting Centre (PRC) revealed today.