Monday, June 29, 2009

Somali Pirates: Iranian Navy Claims Tanker Attack Stopped

Reported on Iranian news: Iran saves oil tanker from Somali pirates:
An Iranian Navy warship patrolling the volatile Gulf of Aden has managed to save one of the country's giant oil tankers from the clutches of Somali pirates.

Somali pirates attempted to capture the Iranian oil tanker 'Hadi', but were scared off by the Iranian navy's 'quick response' to the oil tanker's distress call on Sunday.

The rescue mission comes as Iran has sent at least six vessels to join international efforts to create a defensive front against piracy in the key shipping-lanes off the coast of Somalia.

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