Thursday, January 27, 2011

Iranian Oil Tanker Escapes Pirate Attack

An Iranian oil tanker “Haraaz” carrying two million barrels of oil has successfully managed to escape attacks by Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden. It came under attack on Monday at 22:45 p.m. local time (1905 GMT). The vessel got away reportedly unscathed after a series of chase and escape attempts, which lasted for nearly two hours. There were no reported casualties or injuries on board the Iranian ship.

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