Fending Them Off

On March 27, 2011 a group of pirates attempted to seize the tanker “Asia”, owned by Novoship.

The vessel was 235 nm northeast of Socotra Island, when a boat with 3 pirates on board tried to move closer to the but after the merchant ship’s armed security opened warning fire.

This response forced the pirates to flee the scene returning to their mother ship. The ship had not reported in to naval authorities.

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