A Danish family, including three children ages 13, 15 and 17, was hijacked by Somali pirates last week, according to a report in the Copenhagen Post.
The teens, along with their parents and two deckhands, were sailing from the Maldives in the Indian Ocean to the Red Sea as part of an around-the-world voyage when they were abducted, the post reported, citing Denmark's Foreign Ministry.
The family managed to get off an emergency call as their 43-foot yacht, the ING, was attacked, the Post report said, and a Danish warship was headed to the area where the yacht was hijacked, about 300 kilometers (186 miles) off the coast of Somalia.
The report of the hijacking of the Danish yacht comes just a week after four Americans were killed during the hijacking of their yacht off Somalia.
Meanwhile on Monday, the Panamanian-flagged bulk carrier MV Dover was attacked in the North Arabian Sea, the European Union Naval Force reported.
The Dover has a crew of 23, three Romanians, one Russian and 19 Filipinos, according to EUVAVFOR. There has been no communication with the vessel since it was pirated.