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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Somali Pirates: Update on tanker attacked off India

Updated report on attack discussed yesterday (see here) in a report from the The Times of India:
An Indian oil tanker, M T Maharaja Agrasen, dodged a suspected pirate attack in the Arabian Sea late Monday night. After a dramatic chase, which saw the Indian Navy and the Coast Guard swinging into action, the tanker managed to escape.
"The owners contacted the directorate and informed us that the vessel was under attack by eight unlit boats about 366 nautical miles (about 695 kms) west of Ratnagiri," said a DGS official.
If pirates are attacking ships 400 miles off your coast, your navy and coast guard ought to be scrambling.

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