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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Somali Pirates: Update on tanker attacked off India


Updated report on attack discussed yesterday (see here) in a report from the The Times of India:
An Indian oil tanker, M T Maharaja Agrasen, dodged a suspected pirate attack in the Arabian Sea late Monday night. After a dramatic chase, which saw the Indian Navy and the Coast Guard swinging into action, the tanker managed to escape.
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"The owners contacted the directorate and informed us that the vessel was under attack by eight unlit boats about 366 nautical miles (about 695 kms) west of Ratnagiri," said a DGS official.
If pirates are attacking ships 400 miles off your coast, your navy and coast guard ought to be scrambling.

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