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The Russian tanker Khatanga "was attacked by pirates.
Pursuit shooting lasted about an hour, but with the oil tanker was able to detach from the pursuers.
next prey of sea robbers almost did not become a Russian tanker Khatanga, carrying oil to the port of Onne. The tanker was attacked 20 miles off the Nigerian coast. When beginning dusk, an unknown vessel, which was held nearby, suddenly changed course and began to reconcile with Khatanga - at radiozaprosy it did not meet.
When the distance has decreased, because of the fishing boats came speedboat with 5 armed men who rvanul to the tanker.
At Khatanga "to include all the spotlights and declared obschesudovuyu disturbing. Pirates opened automatic fire, but our sailors took refuge inside the ship. The tanker began to maneuver, making it possible to climb pirates on a ship. Nigerian corsair in retaliation intensified the fire, but take on board the vessel have not been able to. Tanker gathered speed. The pirates chased it for more than an hour, but in the end, our ship was able to evade pursuit. The crew of the cargo and oil - are not affected. To defend the ship helped composure and professionalism of seafarers.
Nigerian pirates Somali significantly different from that they can not capture ships for ransom. This is usually a simple robbery or robbery with hostage and runaway with a few crew members.