Dubai Tanker Escapes Pirates

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

According to a May 19 report from Arabian Business, Somali pirates were foiled from hijacking a Dubai-based oil tanker over the weekend. The attack on the Dubai Princess took place on May 17 in the Gulf of Aden. The chase lasted more than an hour during which the Pakistani captain and his 24-strong crew were fired upon by submachine guns and rocket-propelled grenades. An Australian naval frigate and helicopter support, which was acting as escort for the convoy, arrived in time to prevent a second attack from another pirate vessel.

(Source: Arabian Business)

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