By frank utonga
The ship was on its way from the United Arab Emirates to Mogadishu port when it was attacked. Although piracy has decreased in recent years, Somalia’s waters are considered extremely dangerous.
Somali pirates hijacked a Panama-flagged ship on Wednesday night, according to regional officials on Thursday.
The ship was travelling from the United Arab Emirates to Mogadishu port when it appeared to develop mechanical problems, said Musse Salah, the governor of Gardafu region in the semi-autonomous northern region of Puntland.