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Piracy - July 13

London, Jul 13 -- Following received from the managers of crude oil tanker A Elephant (145661 gt, built 1987), timed 1825, UTC: While transiting the Strait of Mandep, A Elephant was attacked and fired on by two pirate skiffs in lat 12 21N, long 43 46E, at 0500, UTC, today. All anti-piracy measures were in place and the UK MTO were informed immediately. Following the arrival of a helicopter, the attack was aborted. The UK MTO and others who provided support were thanked for their timely and professional assistance and the vessel is now clear of the attack area.





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