Spanish boat repels pirate attackBy IANS
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Vitoria (Spain), Nov 22 (IANS/EFE) The security team on board a Spanish tuna boat Sunday repelled an attack by pirates in the Indian Ocean, sources said.
The attack came in the early morning hours about 400 miles from the island of Mahe, the largest in the Seychelles archipelago.
The pirates’ pursuit in skiffs of the tuna vessel, which belongs to the firm Albacora de Bermeo, lasted about 45 minutes and gunfire was exchanged but none of the crew members were injured.
This is the seventh attack by pirates on tuna boats in the past two weeks.