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Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Another Italian ship attacked by pirates

Pirate attack reported here:
he pirates of the Red Sea once again tried and failed to attack an Italian ship. At 11.10 a.m. local time (13.10 p.m. Italian time) and 85 miles away from Somalia coasts the Italian ship "Cielo di Milano" (174 meters, 24000 tonnes, 24 people crew, ship-owner D'Amico) was attacked by 2 small pirate boats. The ship captain immediately sent "SOS" signals to the Italian port authorities that contacted harbour-master's offices of the friendly countries straight away. However, the "Cielo di Milano" captain used the ship's fire-fighting devices against pirate boats and seceded in preventing the pirates from getting any further.

Update: Ship specifications. Ship images:

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