Pirates Attempt to Hijack Israeli Ship
Incident has not yet been confirmed by reporting agencies.
Pirates Attempt to Hijack Israeli Cargo Ship At Sea
Pirates attempted to board freighter sailing off coast of Somalia, but were thwarted by ship’s security guards.
By Cynthia Blank
One of the ZIM shipping company’s cargo ships was attacked by pirates Wednesday afternoon in the Strait of Bab-el-Mandeb, adjacent to Somalia.
Security guards stationed aboard the transport ship repelled the attack by the group of pirates who attempted to abduct the ship while in the middle of open waters.
The incident occurred as the Israeli ship made its way from East Asia back to Israel. The ship sailed into an ambush when two pirate ships snuck up alongside the ZIM vessel, and the pirates attempted to get on board and take control of the ship.
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