Somalia: Security contractors aboard the cement carrier NACC Valbella have repelled an attack by pirates off the coast of Somalia. According to the maritime security firm LSS-SAPU and the Maritime Executive, the ship was transiting 90nm south of Mukallah, Yemen when it was approached by a pirate mother ship. After lighting warnings flares the carrier exchanged gunfire with the pirates before they abandoned their attack and departed. The Valbella did not suffer material damage and no injuries were reported.
Cement carrier repels pirates near Somalia
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