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Italian tanker Giacinta thwarts pirate attack in the Gulf of Aden

By Milton Stuards 
August 11th 2014
By Milton Stuards
A pirate attack against the Italian tanker Giacinta has been foiled by armed guards onboard the vessel. The incident happened on August 6 at around 11 a.m. LT in the Gulf of Aden.

The Giacinta was en route to Fujairah (United Arab Emirates) when it became surrounded by eight suspicious boats. The armed security guards and the crew members onboard Giacinta followed the procedures against piracy. According to ASSIV, they fired a rocket but the pirates were pushed back after the guards fired warning shots.

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Source: vesselfinder.com