Piracy fears off Somalia

NAIROBI - A Comoros-registered cargo ship is missing off Somalia and a Kenyan official said he feared it had been seized by pirates.

If confirmed, the Al Marjan would be the fourth vessel being held by pirates in one of the world's most dangerous waterways.

"We are trying to find its position," Andrew Mwangura of the East African Seafarers' Assistance Programme, said. - Reuters