UPDATE – MV Albedo Sinks In Rough Seas After Being Held By Somali Pirates For Over Two And A Half YearsJuly 9, 2013 - 16:51
EU Naval Force can confirm that the Malaysian flagged Motor Vessel MV Albedo, held by armed pirates at an anchorage close to the Somali Coast, has sunk in rough seas.
MV Albedo has been in pirate hands since it was attacked in the Indian Ocean in November 2010, and was in pirate hands when it sank.
An EU Naval Force warship and Maritime Patrol Aircraft have closed the sea area and are continuing to carry out a Search and Rescue operation to search for any survivors.
The 15 crew members from MV Albedo remain unaccounted for.
The latest image of the MV Albedo is shown.
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