Danish ship dodges pirate attack

Crew aboard the Torm Sofia manage to repel hijackers in the Gulf of Aden

June 29th, 2014 9:12 pm| by admin
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A group of pirates tried on Saturday to board the Danish vessel Torm Sofia in the Gulf of Aden in the Arabian Sea, but without success.     

No-one was harmed and nothing happened to the ship, its cargo or the environment during the attempted attack, the shipping company Torm announced in a press release.

Guards fought back
Torm Sofia was on its way from Sikka in India to New York City in the US when pirates in a small boat suddenly approached the Danish ship. Onboard armed security guards used force according to their safety procedures, after which the pirates gave up and fled the scene.

“We are obviously pleased that both the crew and the armed guards did their job by the book. In this case, it was enough to avoid the pirates’ attempt to board the ship,” said Christian Søgaard-Christensen, the head of investor relations at Torm .

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