EU NAVFOR Swedish Patrol Aircraft locates UAE MV EVITA after failed pirate attackMarch 31, 2010 - 12:00
In the early hours of 31 March the MV EVITA, a Sierra Leoone flagged production tanker of 9897 deadwieght tonnes (and owned by UAE), was attacked approximately 350 nautical miles north of the Seychelles, by a Pirate Action Group (PAG) consisting of 3 attack skiffs.
The PAG fired on the EVITA but the attack was unsuccessful and the ship evaded the pirates.
The Swedish EU NAVFOR Maritime Patrol Aircraft responded to the report of the attack and located the EVITA. The MPA has coordinated a response with nearby Combined Maritime Forces who are now investigating a PAG in the vicinity. It is understood that there were no casualties and no damage to the vessel.
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