Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Russia: River pirates?

Reported here
August 13, 23.15 LT Tsimlyanskoe Basin, inland waterway – high-speed boat approached m/t Nizhniy Novgorod, en-route Kavkaz port (Azov sea) – Saratov (river Volga) in ballast, and demanded tanker to stop, threatening to fire and making some shots in air. Master connected with authorities, boat overhearing radio talks, turned away.

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