Search is on to retrieve Malaysian vessel : EU Navy

Nairobi, July 10 (IANS) The European Union's anti-piracy taskforce said Tuesday it has stepped up search and rescue operation for the Malaysian flagged motor vessel which sunk in rough seas Sunday.

So far all the 15 crew members on the MV Albedo, held by armed pirates at an anchorage close to the Somali Coast remain unaccounted for, reported Xinhua citing the EU Naval Force Media Operations Officer Timo Lange Tuesday.

"An EU Naval Force warship is continuing to search the sea area for survivors. So far, all remain unaccounted for," Lange said.


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