Pirate attack on Italian merchant ship thwarted in Aden Gulf

No injuries or damage reported, says navy

Rome, March 14 – A Somali pirate attack on an Italian merchant ship sailing Thursday from Djibouti to Oman was thwarted by marines, an Italian Navy spokesman said. Six pirates driving speedboats attempted to board the vessel sailing near the Gulf of Aden when they were spotted by an offshore patrol boat. A navy spokesman said that “neither the crew nor ship have reported damage and the ship is now out of danger”.

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[Neptune Note: This may well be the vessel reportedly attacked in our earlier alert. We are seeking clarification.]