Mogadishu — Somali pirates have seized an Indian cargo ship and 11 crew members, the ship’s owner said on Monday, as a recent series of hijackings raises fears of a resurgence in piracy. The Al Kausar is the third vessel to be hijacked in less than a month off the coast of Somalia, as experts warn that ships have lowered their guard in the five years since the height of the piracy crisis. The Indian cargo ship was carrying items such as wheat and sugar from Dubai via Yemen to Somalia’s Bossaso port, when it came under attack, owner Isaak Them said. "The vessel was hijacked on Friday [March 31] from mid-sea. One of the crew members called me on Saturday evening and informed me about the hijacking," Them said. "We have asked those who loaded their goods in the vessel in Dubai to make efforts to salvage our crew and the vessel." The president of the Kutch Seafarers Association, Adam Them, from the western state of Gujarat where the vessel originated, said the pirates had already made r...

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