Pirates Attack Cable Layer in Red Sea

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Pirates have attacked a cable laying vessel during operations in the Red Sea on Friday, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) informed.

Sixteen pirates in two skiffs armed with AK47 and an RPG reportedly approached and fired upon a cable laying vessel.

The master of the vessel activated ship security alert system (SSAS) and raised the alarm.

The armed security team onboard returned the fire, causing the pirates to abort the attack and move away. As ICC informed, all crew is safe.

Subsea World News Staff

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