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Gulf of Aden

10.05.2009: 0715 UTC: Posn: 12:33N – 043:26E, Gulf of Aden.


Around eight pirates in two boats approached a chemical tanker underway. Master increased speed, carried out evasive manoeuvres, fired two signal rockets towards the pirate boats and contacted a Russian warship in the vicinity. A helicopter was dispatched to the location. The pirates aborted the attempt and moved away.

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