Wednesday, November 26, 2008

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Official confirms Indian navy sunk wrong ship

Pirate hunters hit wrong ship
Nov. 25: A ship thought to be owned by pirates and blown up by the Indian Navy turned out to be a Thai-owned ship that had been hijacked by pirates. NBC's Brian Williams reports.

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - A suspected pirate vessel that was destroyed by the Indian navy last week near Somalia was actually a Thai fishing trawler that had been hijacked by pirates, a maritime official said Wednesday.

Noel Choong, who heads the International Maritime Bureau's piracy reporting center in Kuala Lumpur, said one Thai crew member died when the Indian frigate INS Tabar fired on the boat in the Gulf of Aden on Nov. 18.

Fourteen others are missing and a Cambodian sailor was rescued four days later by passing fishermen, he said. The IMB received a report on the apparent mistake late Tuesday from Bangkok-based Sirichai Fisheries, which owned the Ekawat Nava5 vessel, he said.