(B2) A merchant ship has been an “approach” by suspected pirates on Thursday (September 25), east of the Indian Ocean, we learn marine source. The vessel was then very close to the Strait of Hormuz between the United Arab Emirates and the coast of Pakistan. A skiff with three persons aboard, weapons and equipment visible spear, then approached very near the ship, just 10 meters. The ship was able to evade his pursuers.
Another suspicious approach in the Red Sea
Another ‘suspicious’ approach was reported the next day on the other side of the zone, in the Red Sea, 9 suspicious skiffs approached at a fast speed (20 knots) of a bulk carrier from different directions. Captain sounded the alarm , is give speed , triggering the alarm panel, activating the pipes of fire. 12 flares were even drawn. Without apparent success . ‘s skiffscontinued to approach and came close to 20 to 30 meters of the ship . The security teamonboard then did fire warning shots , the skiffs were then arrested their approach . But no weapons or scale have been sighted on board ” because of the dark, “said the monitoring center of piracy (IMB) of the International Chamber of Commerce, which has also decided not to record the incident in its statistics.