Rak Afrikana, UBT Ocean, Sakoba: ships moved
Three ships moved from Harardheere to another pirate stronghold, Hobyo, farther north on Somalia's eastern coast are the MV Rak Afrikana, the UBT Ocean, and the MV Sakoba.
Hizbul Islam on May 2 seized the main port used by Somali pirates. Haradhere, some 250 miles northeast of Somalia's capital Mogadishu. A week ago, another insurgent group, al-Shabbab, claimed that it had taken over control of three towns in the Galgadud region.
Hizbul Islam demands a cut of the pirates multi-million dollar business.