17 Filipino seamen seized by Somali pirates in latest attack

Seventeen Filipino sailors on a Greek-owned bulk carrier were kidnapped by Somali pirates last Thursday, the Philippine government said Monday.

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) spokesman Ed Malaya said the ship with 24 men on board was en route to South Korea when it was seized by Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden. Aside from Filipino sailors, three Greeks, three Romanians, and one Ukrainian seamen were also aboard.

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