Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Hijacked Danes run out of food and water

Remember these guys? Danish sailors "doing well" after Somali hijacking. Well, the situation is not looking too good for them after their weeks of captivity.

"Hijacked Danes "run out of supplies" off Somalia.

A Danish cargo ship hijacked by Somali pirates earlier this month has run out of food and fresh water at sea, a Kenyan maritime official said on Monday.

The MV Danica White and its five Danish crew members were carrying building materials from Dubai to Kenya when it was seized off Somalia in the world's most dangerous waterway.

"The news we are getting is that food has run out in that ship and there is no water," said Andrew Mwangura, director of the Mombasa-based East African Seafarers Assistance Programme. The vessel's generator had apparently broken down, Mwangura told Reuters, so its water purification equipment also failed.