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September 27, 2022

Italian tanker with 17 Indians hijacked

An Italian oil tanker with 17 Indians on board was hijacked Tuesday by pirates in the Indian Ocean, authorities said.According to the Italian Ma­rine Corps, the captain tried to evade capture by speeding up and aiming powerful water jets on the pirates’ skiff, Xinhua reported. At least five pirates fired rockets and machine guns at the 266-metre Savina Caylin and they were believed to have seized control of the tanker, said Cosimo Nicastro, captain of an Italian coast guard frigate which is heading to the region and expected to reach there in two days.

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