A government minister said that Somali pirates are holding two Seychelles sailors captive aboard a fishing boat. The boat was captured just west of Mahe.
As of now the pirates have made no demands, according to Reuters
. Joel Morgan is the Home Affairs, Environment, Transport and Energy Minister and he said that a Spanish surveillance plan took photos of the boat, confirming that pirates were in possession of the boat.
According to Horse Seed Media
, the boat was in Hobyo when it was seized. This is surprising because it seems that the pirates are all of a sudden targeting bigger boats now.
A team from Seychelles says they are ready to start negotiating with the pirates. As of now the pirates have made no contact with Seychelles.
As of now the names of the hostages are not being released, reports News24
. The reason for this is because family members and the government do not want them released yet.