BRUSSELS (AFP) - Pirates armed with rocket-propelled grenades on Wednesday hijacked a Panama-flagged cargo ship in the Gulf of Aden with 24 crew from Bangladesh, Ghana, Egypt and Pakistan, EU naval forces said. In the early hours of June 2 it was reported by the owner of the MV QSM Dubai that a group of armed pirates had boarded the ship and taken control, a statement from the European Unions Navfor anti-piracy mission said. They said that a US warship patrolling the area had reported that they had seen a person with an RPG on board, and after flying over the area, concluded that the ship was hijacked. The 15,220-tonne ship had come from Brazil and was hijacked in a patrolled stretch of waters in the Gulf described as an internationally recommended transit corridor.