Russian Sailors Saved Panama-Flagged Ship From Pirates In Gulf Of Guinea- Defense Ministry
MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 26th October, 2021) Sailors of the Russian Northern Fleet rescued a Panama-flagged container ship from pirates in the Gulf of Guinea, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement.
"The report said that an attempt was made to hijack the vessel by unknown armed people on a high-speed boat.
The crew of the container ship, after giving a distress signal, in accordance with the instructions, took refuge in the engine room," the ministry said.
A Ka-27PS helicopter carrying a marine corps unit took off from the Russian ship and immediately headed for the area of the incident. According to the Ministry of Defense, the pirates left the ship when the helicopter appeared and headed towards the coast in their boat at full speed.