French Foreign Ministry says.
Pirates have hijacked a yacht carrying two French nationals
off the coast of Somalia,
Reports said attackers seized a French vessel in the Gulf of Aden and tourists may be on board.
However, it was not yet clear how many people the sailboat
"The ministry confirms that a yacht with has been the target of an act of maritime piracy in the Gulf of Aden," it said in a statement.
The ministry condemned the attack and called for the release of the two French citizens.
This above report dated 3/9/08 does not state when the Hijack took place. After the Le Ponant hijacking another yacht was reported by the Yemen Coast Guard as having been hijacked - Nothing further has been heard of that 'Incident'.
Another factor is emerging - A person Andrew Mwangura LINK
Appears to have instant knowledge of attacks -