Iranian Navy Saves Filipino Cargo Ship from Pirates

The Iranian Navy foiled a pirate attack targeting a Filipino-flagged cargo ship on Sunday, March 8th while the ship was sailing in the Sea of Oman.

Panama-Gade’s crew requested assistance from the Iranian Navy’s 33rd flotilla having been approached by an armed group of pirates in motorboats.

The ship managed to avoid being boarded despite persistent efforts of the pirates that chased the ship for several hours in their motorboats.

The navy forces rushed to the scene and managed to thwart the attack forcing the group to flee the scene, Fars News Agency reports.

The freighter was escorted to safe waters of Pakistan thereafter.

The 33rd flotilla of the Iranian Navy has had several encounters with pirates during its patrol as it fended off pirate attacks on two Iranian oil tankers in February.

World Maritime News Staff

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< Mar 2020 >>
MTWTFSS
24 25 26 27 28 29 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31 1 2 3 4 5

Seawork 2020

Seawork is Europe’s leading commercial marine and workboat exhibition, providing businesses the opportunity…

read more >

Belgian Offshore Days 2020

During this event, a conference will be held with focus on “Increasing value by data driven innovation…

read more >

World Future Ports Summit 2020

This event will bring together ports and maritime shipping professionals from global leading companies and authorities to discuss recent digital technologies…

read more >

Europort Romania

Europort Romania is the premier maritime networking event of the Black Sea and will connect maritime technology and service suppliers with high level professionals from Romania and surrounding shipbuilding markets.

More info

read more >