Pirates seize luxury yacht

A GROUP of British tourists have narrowly escaped a pirate attack on their luxury yacht.

They had just left the boat when it and its seven crew were seized near the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean yesterday.

Kirk Green, director of Aquatours, said the Royal Navy told him the boat had been hijacked and would be taken to Harardhere, a pirate stronghold north of Mogadishu, Somalia. The navy expect the ship to be held about three months.

“One of the feelings we have is relief because none of our clients were taken. But on the other hand, we are extremely concerned about our crew,” Mr Green said.


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