HMS Montrose has come to the rescue of a crew attacked by pirates and locked in a citadel aboard their ship in the Southern Red Sea.
Six armed men boarded the ship, a 63,000 tonne Greek-owned carrier, forcing its crew to hide in a secure compartment while the men ransacked the vessel.
Monmouth and its Lynx helicopter came to the ship’s aid and a team of Royal Marine Commandos, were sent on to the Greek vessel. The crew were freed from the citadel with no injuries.
The pirates had ransacked parts of the vessel before departing.