Eyes of the Fleet

Eyes of the Fleet

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Oil tanker fights off pirates

Reported here:
The crew of a Japanese oil tanker have used powerful fire hoses to fend off an attack by pirates in the Singapore Strait.

The International Maritime Bureau said pirates in seven fishing boats accosted the east-bound tanker near Indonesia’s Karimun Islands on Tuesday afternoon -- the third attack on a Japanese vessel in three weeks in the busy shipping lane which carries more than a quarter of world trade.
Three times in three weeks? That sounds like a pattern.

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