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Friday, April 16, 2010

Somali Pirates: Damage to Turkish Ship "Yasin C"

With a hat tip to Saturn5 of Bosphorus Navy News, a collection of photos of damage done by Somali pirates to the Turkish flagged vessel "Yasin C" can be found at Turkish maritime publication Akt├╝eldeniz.

For those of you unfamiliar with the saga of Yasin C, the ship was boarded by Somali pirates (reported here), but the crew managed to shut down the operating systems and hide in a "safe room."

Saturn 5's comment to that report:
As of today the ship is free again. It turned out that the crew stopped the ship and locked themself in a safe room inside machinery space. after 17 hours of wait one of them ventured to the outside to check the situation only to find the ship empty.

The crew is in charge again and are sailing to Mombasa.
It seems the pirates vented their frustrations on the vessel before departing.

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