Chinese merchant in the Red Sea pirates armed with water cannons repelled (Figure)
Data for: local time May 20, 2009, the Chinese merchant seamen to fight Somali pirates
with faucet (Reporter Tang Hang) Yesterday, the Ministry of Transport and Maritime Search and Rescue Center news release, a Chinese national merchant ship “Pine Cove” wheel has a gun in the southern Red Sea was attacked by pirates. The crew fought against, out of the success of pirates attacked the ship, 23 crew members on board were no casualties.
yesterday afternoon, China Shipping Development Co., Ltd. responsible to the reporter, at 16:00 on August 5, the company belongs to the “Pine Cove” by the Saudi oil tankers bound for Korea on the way, the crew through a rigorous inspection and observed in the southern Red Sea found four suspicious boat in the right rear three sea miles speed approaching, anti-piracy ship immediately start emergency plans to start SSAS (Ship Security Alert System) alarm to the British Trade Organization issued a distress signal at sea, all crew into battle positions. 17:30, China Maritime Search and Rescue Center also received a report merchant ship “Pine Cove” wheel in the southern Red Sea piracy attacks by gunmen. After receiving the report, the Ministry of Transport Minister Li Shenglin personally took the China Maritime Search and Rescue Command Center General Duty Office rescue work.
to stop the pirates boarded the tanker and hostage-taking, oil tanker crew to change course from time to time, and prepare high-pressure water gun to fight against pirate attacks. , The pirates see the crew fought against, not close to the tanker, they quickly turned to targets near the other a foreign oil tanker, and ultimately not succeed. Ship out of pirate attacks, 23 crew members on board were no casualties.
safety of the ship after the confirmation, Li Shenglin by satellite phone condolences of all the crew, requiring ships to remain vigilant and do follow-up anti-piracy measures, and suggested that I escort ships joined the formation, to ensure safety of navigation. China Maritime Search and Rescue Centre has been through maritime satellite positioning system to locate the vessel, the vessel is currently scheduled in accordance with normal navigation routes.
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