EU NAVFOR shadowing piratesJuly 13, 2009 - 18:48
After the unsuccessful attack of a Liberian flagged oil tanker earlier this morning, EU NAVFOR units have tracked down and are shadowing the pirate mothership and skiffs involved. The mothership is the NAFEYA, believed to have been hijacked earlier.
The Helicopter of the EU NAVFOR warship ACONIT and the EU NAVFOR Maritime Patrol Aircraft monitored the mothership and its skiffs until the ship was in sight of the pirates.
EU NAVFOR Warship ACONIT has also remained in close contact with the Liberian Tanker for ongoing investigations. The tanker is continuing on her way into the red sea. There were no casualties and only light damage to the vessel, which was registered with the Maritime Security Centre, Horn of Africa.
The advice followed by the crew of the tanker (using evasive tactics) greatly assisted in staving off the attack and all vessels transiting the area are strongly advised to register with MSCHOA and follow the anti piracy advice.
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