Nineteen crew members have been free of a ship captured by Somali pirates within the Gulf of Aden.
Maritime officers obtained an alert on Saturday that pirates had boarded the timber-carrying ship about 75 miles (120km) from the coast of Yemen.
Ships from three international locations diverted to its path. A Chinese language workforce boarded the vessel early on Sunday.
The primary hijacking by Somali pirates in 5 years occurred final month, however that is the second raid since then.
A spokesman for UK Marine Commerce Operations (UKMTO) in Dubai, who co-ordinate secure passage for service provider vessels within the Gulf of Aden, stated all on board the hijacked ship had been secure and heading to an unnamed vacation spot beneath escort.
The UKMTO stated the crew was from Syria, however an announcement by India’s ministry of defence stated they had been from the Philippines.
Stories in India stated the hijacked ship was travelling between the ports of Kenang in Malaysia and Aden in Yemen.
The UKMTO stated navy ships from India, China and Pakistan (the final working as a part of a global mixed activity power) modified course to method the Tuvalu-flagged ship quickly after the alert was raised.
The crew had locked themselves within the citadel, a secure room contained in the ship designed to guard these on board from pirates.
The crew from the Chinese language ship boarded the hijacked ship at daybreak at this time, liberating these on board. India’s army stated it’s believed the hijackers fled the ship throughout the night time.
Piracy within the waters off Somalia and Yemen peaked in 2011, with greater than 200 assaults.
However after 5 years with no raids, an oil tanker was seized and held for ransom by Somali pirates in early March and there have been quite a few tried seizures since then.