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Pirates seize ship with crew of 20 off African coast

By the CNN Wire Staff
  • The ship's owners received word Sunday that the ship was under attack
  • A Danish warship confirmed the report Monday

(CNN) -- Pirates have seized another ship off the coast of East Africa, authorities said Monday.

The owners of the Panama-flagged MV Izumi reported Sunday that they had received a distress signal indicating the vessel was under attack, the European Union Naval Force Somalia said in a statement.

A Danish warship made contact Monday with the Izumi's captain, who said that pirates were in charge of the ship, the statement said.

The Izumi has a crew of 20 Filipinos, it said.