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EU NAVFOR Confirms Super Tanker Safe After Attack by Suspect Pirates off Somali Coast

EU NAVFOR Confirms Super Tanker Safe After Attack by Suspect Pirates off Somali Coast

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today EU NAVFOR Confirms Super Tanker Safe After Attack by Suspect Pirates off Somali Coast EU NAVFOR Confirms Super Tanker Safe After Attack by Suspect Pirates off Somali Coast View post tag: Navy EU Naval Force confirmed that on Friday 11 October 2013, a fully laden super tanker, known as a Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC), was fired upon by eight armed men in two ‘skiffs’ 230 miles off the Somali coast.The attack was successfully repelled by the Armed Security Team on board the super tanker and the vessel is now safe.The Maritime Security Centre (Horn of Africa), based at the EU Naval Force Operations Centre, Northwood, UK, has issued an alert about the whereabouts and nature of the attack, to warn other ships transiting the area to be vigilant.Speaking about the incident, the Operation Commander of the EU Naval Force, Rear Admiral Bob Tarrant said:“The attack this morning demonstrates that there is still a clear and present danger from pirates off the Somali coast.  It is crucial that naval counter-piracy forces maintain pressure on these criminals and that the maritime industry remains vigilant, taking appropriate precautions to deter an attack.”[mappress]Press Release, October 14, 2013; Image: EU NAVFOR View post tag: after View post tag: confirms View post tag: Somali View post tag: attack View post tag: Tanker View post tag: Suspect View post tag: NAVFOR View post tag: supercenter_img View post tag: EU View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval View post tag: Pirates View post tag: Defence October 14, 2013 View post tag: Defense View post tag: coast View post tag: Safe Share this articlelast_img read more

Cheering T-wolves

Cheering T-wolves

first_img Bio Latest posts by admin (see all) admin House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 Latest Posts State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 TRENTON — The Trenton Timberwolves cheering squad put on a stellar performance at the Bangor Auditorium Saturday and placed fifth at the State Cheering Competition with a score of 103.9. Squad members are Rosie Gray, Haley Norsen, Colleen Sargent, Kelsie Morrison, Candace Rudow, Gloria Gray, Samantha Sawyer, Erin Beaubais, Samantha Sawyer and Jordan Harris.last_img