Pirates Now Seize Grain Shipment

Just a couple of days after pirates seized the Sirius Star carrying 100 million dollars of oil, a Hong Kong ship loaded with wheat bound for Iran has been hijacked by Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden.

The Delight, with 25 crew members on board, was captured off the Yemen coast at around 6 a.m. GMT Tuesday and is currently sailing towards Somalia, an official at Hong Kong's Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre told Reuters.

The crew members on the Delight are from Iran, Pakistan, Indian, the Philippines and Guyana, the official said. They were carrying 36,000 tonnes of wheat to Iran's Bandar Abbas port.