S. Korea vessel escapes pirates

Fears vessel had been hijacked.

South Korea says contact resumed with vessel off Somalia, crew safe

South Korea said on Saturday it has resumed contact with a distressed fishing vessel that feared it was being followed by a suspected pirate vessel off the waters of Somalia, and that the 3 Koreans and 18 Indonesians on board were safe.

The South Korean military had dispatched its anti-piracy naval unit after communication with the Mongolian squid fishing vessel was cut when it requested help after midnight on Friday.

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Source: https://www.reuters.com

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