The tanker NS Century reportedly used onboard armed guards to fend off the attack.
NS Century seems to be in the fleet of JSC Novoship.
Details to follow as I learn them.
NS Century photo by Oldkayaker from Shipspotting.com.
|Red arrow points to attack location|
More from ICC IMB's Commercial Crime Services IMB Piracy Map 2011:
Three skiffs were noticed at a distance of 6.3 nm ahead of a tanker underway. A suspected mother vessel without AIS signal was also noticed via radar around 17nm ahead. The skiffs increased speed and headed towards the tanker. One of the skiffs increased its speed to around 20knots.There were 6-8 persons in each skiff. Master commenced evasive manoeuvres, alerted all crewmembers. The skiffs closed to around three cables and the armed security team onboard fired warning shots.For those who wonder about such things, a cable is more or less 200 meters (219 meter U.S./185 Brit) or 660 feet +/-).