UAE’s tanker attacked, no pirates found by Spanish war ship GALICIA
Sunday, April 23, 2017 -
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In the afternoon Apr 22 Spanish Navy amphibious assault ship GALICIA received distress call from UAE’s tanker COSTINA, reporting piracy attack off Somalia eastern coast, Indian ocean. According to report, vessel was attacked by a skiff with 5 pirates in it. GALICIA steamed to tanker, sending ahead helicopter. Pirates meanwhile, fled, tanker and crew unharmed. Special Forces team boarded tanker to ensure everything is safe and there are no pirates around. Navy weren’t able to locate pirates.
Product tanker COSTINA, IMO 8405701, dwt 7018, built 1984, flag Sierra Leone, manager Costalina General Trading FZC, UAE.