Piracy - September 27
Istanbul, Sep 27 -- Bulk carrier Gem of Cochin (37318 gt, built 1982) experienced a piracy attack about 60 nautical miles from shore in the Aden Bay safety corridor on Sep 26. During the attack the pirates fired at the vessel with machine guns and rockets. The Turkish Navy vessel Gediz responded with a helicopter and zodiac boats. The pirates were arrested by Turkish Navy teams, together with their arms and communication equipment. Gem of Cochin continued her voyage without further event. No injuries to crew. -- Correspondent.
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