close
This ad will auto close in 10 seconds

Spanish warship foils pirate attack on Norwegian tanker: EU

A Spanish warship foiled an attack on a Norwegian chemical tanker on Tuesday in the Gulf of Aden, holding seven suspected Somali pirates pending possible prosecution, EU naval forces said.



Brussels: A Spanish warship foiled an attack
on a Norwegian chemical tanker on Tuesday in the Gulf of Aden,
holding seven suspected Somali pirates pending possible
prosecution, EU naval forces said.

A pirate skiff shot at the bridge of the MV Bow Saga,
which responded with water hoses to prevent the assailants
climbing aboard, before a helicopter from the SPS Victoria
managed to intervene, a statement said.
"The pirates stopped the attack and tried to flee,"
NAVFOR forces said. "After warning shots, first from the
helicopter and then from the warship, the pirates eventually
stopped and the skiff was searched by a boarding team. Weapons
were subsequently found on the skiff."

A spokesman subsequently suggested that prosecution was
not cut and dried, saying: "The seven are being held on the
skiff. We have standard procedures to follow. The first thing
is to capture the boat and then decide if they are to be
prosecuted.
"We are working on it," he underlined, adding that the
pirates could be taken to Kenya or could also be prosecuted in
the country of the ship`s owners, in this case Norway.

PTI

From Zee News

0 Comment - Join the Discussions

trending

photo gallery

video


WION FEATURES

Video: Suspected Kashmiri militants play cricket with AK47 as wicket

Nice, France: A year later, through the eyes of a Muslim

Top 5 inventions from Israel (Tech check)

Judaism, India's oldest foreign religion

Vegetarian beef farmer puts cows to pasture

Disabled dogs in Taiwan get hot new wheels