Thirty years on, Tasnim said, there has been no successful hijacking
attempt in the country.
The motive for the hijacking
was to secure the release of three militants - Mushtaq Ahmed Zargar, Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh and Masood Azhar.
Mustafa, who was produced at a court in Larnaca, was given an eight-day detention order over concerns that he would flee and the fact that he confessed to hijacking
in a voluntary statement to police, Judge Maria Loizou said at the hearing, according to (http://bigstory.
Also, Deputy Commander of Iran's Flight Security Guards announced in December 2012 that the country had thwarted 120 plane hijacking
attempts in the last 28 years.
Petrasanta cited the hijacking
incident last week in Bataan, Pampanga and bus robbery-holdup in Mabalacat City.
If death penalty was a foregone conclusion for the offence of hijacking
, the opportunities for any negotiation or settlement to save lives of the passengers may be foreclosed," the committee said.
The yacht was hijacked two days after a Somali pirate was sentenced to 33 years in prison by a New York court for the 2009 hijacking
of the Maersk Alabama.
The Security Spokesman of the Ministry of Interior said that within the framework of efforts by the Supreme Executive Committee on Dealing with Plane Hijacking
in the kingdom with the aim of increasing the readiness of the security teams specialized in dealing with cases of plane hijackings
at the Saudi airports, a simulated trial of hijacking
a plane was conducted at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh.
The claims that I ordered the hijacking
of the Arctic Sea are false," said Kross.
With Tuesday's hijacking
, the total number of Bulgarian sailors kept by the Somali pirates rises to 28.
The pirates, who demand high ransom payments after hijackings
, struck after the ship had passed through an international recommended transit corridor patrolled by warships and maritime patrol aircraft from Navfor, Nato, combined maritime forces and other navies.
Russia has released little information about the ship and the eight men - from Estonia, Latvia and Russia - suspected of hijacking
it are in Moscow's high security Lefortovo prison.