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Somali pirates are holding 19 vessels

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Somali pirates hijacked a South Korean fishing vessel near the coast of Kenya more than a week ago, an anti-piracy taskforce confirmed Sunday.

The "Golden Wave" - also known by "Keummi 305" - is now one of 19 vessels Somali pirates are currently holding by force, according to Operation Atalanta.

Pirates captured the ship Oct. 9, Atalanta said in a press release.

It was fishing 10 miles off the coast of Lamu, Kenya, at the time, according to South Korea's Yonhap News Agency, which sourced the country's foreign ministry.

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