TALCA: US Navy shadowing hijacked reefer

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Currently being shadowed by a US warship, Bermuda-registered cargo ship, the Talca, was hijacked off the coast of Oman while transporting citrus fruit from Egypt to Iran.

Bermuda Premier Brown said : "There are 22 persons on board. The Managers based in London had brief contact with the Chief Engineer by telephone who confirmed there were pirates on board but that the crew was safe.

"At present the vessel is currently being shadowed by a US warship."

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