EU #NAVFOR: Somali #Pirates Attack First Ship in Two and a Half Years – gCaptain
Somali pirates launched their first attacked on a merchant vessel in more than two and a half years, the European Union’s counter piracy operation Naval Force Somalia (EU NAVFOR) has confirmed.
The attack occurred Oct. 22 when a group of six armed pirates in a skiff chased and fired upon the UK-flagged chemical tanker CPO Korea approximately 330 nautical miles off the east coast of Somali.
EU NAVFOR confirmed the attack after a thorough investigation into the incident.
This is the first reported attack on a merchant vessel off the coast of Somalia since early 2014.