Samho Dream: Hijacked 'anchors near Somalia'

South Korea says a super-tanker hijacked by pirates in the Indian Ocean has anchored about 7km (four miles) off the coast of Somalia.

The foreign ministry in Seoul said the 300,000-ton ship, laden with crude oil, arrived late on April 7. South Korean owner of the ship, Samho Shipping Company, has also made its first contact with the pirates as the hijackers demanded direct talks with the ship's owner. "The pirates have told the navy unit through the ship's captain that all crew members are currently safe, but their lives will be at risk if the navy ship tried to close in on the Samho Dream,"

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