Armed Response

On 21-MAR-2011 315nm SE of Hobyo, Somalia, the tanker “Al-Nouf” was attacked by two skiffs (4 armed pirates, and 10 armed pirates).

The PAG fired RPG’s and other automatic weapons and attempted to board.

The Master undertook evasive manoeuvres, and the vessels armed security team was engaged in a fire fight that eventually led the PAG to break off their attack.

Three crew members were injured.

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