distress signal Slovenian bulker Ariella, filed on Friday morning, is 160 km north of the coast of Somalia in the Gulf of Aden. Its crew - 7 Ukrainians, Slovaks, Bulgarians, Indian, and 15 Filipinos.
When Somali pirates managed to get on board the bulk carrier, the crew of ariella "barricaded himself in a compartment with a VHF-radio and summoned help.
Before all of the seized vessel approached Danish NATO warship Absalon. "Absalon", making sure that the pirates had control of the ship, but have no control over the crew, landed. 25 people were released without firing a shot, the pirates fled.
Meanwhile, "Dauntless", who was nearby, intercepted a boat with seven pirates, who apparently sent to the aid of his "colleagues".
In 2008, the patrol "Dauntless" became Russia's first battleship, which went to the coast of Somalia to protect civilian vessels from pirates.