Pirates hijack Thai merchant ship off Somali coast
Saturday, November 12, 2005
The Somalian government called on Saturday for the international community to help stem the wave of recent seafaring pirate attacks off their coast in the Indian Ocean.
Last weekend, a U.S.-owned cruise ship was attacked with rocket propelled grenades. It is the fourth ship to be attacked in the space of a week. According to the IMB, there have been 23 other pirating attacks in coastal waters off the east African nation since March 15.
- "Armed gunmen attack cruise ship off Somali coast" — Wikinews, November 5, 2005
- "Aid ship sailing to Somalia hijacked; aid supply threatened" — Wikinews, July 5, 2005