Pirates attack Turkish-flagged ship off Nigeria

21:01, March 26, 2010      

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Pirates off the shores of Nigeria attacked a Turkish-flagged ship Ozay-5, wounding two Turks and one Nigerian who were part of the crew, a Turkish press release said on Friday.

The press release issued by the Turkish Undersecretariat of Maritime Affairs said Ozay-5 was attacked on Thursday night by at least eight pirates.

The pirates seized all cash, mobile telephones and other valuable items in the ship, said the press release.

The clashes between the pirates and the crew members erupted when a crew member pushed the alarm button of the ship, according to the press release.

The pirates escaped from the ship after spraying bullets on the personnel saloon, said the press release, adding that there were no mass property damage in the ship.

The injured crew members have been taken to a hospital in Lagos, Nigeria, according to the press release.

Source: Xinhua
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