An Indian Navy helicopter undertook aerial reconnaissance of the merchant vessel at night and at sunrise to sanitise the upper decks of the merchant ship
and ascertain the location of pirates, if still on board.
He said goodbye to the merchant ship
and headed for Baltimore.
Jarreh noted that the merchant ship
received some damage as a result of the clash with the pirates, thus the fleet's repairmen took care of the damages, and the ship was escorted by the fleet.
It is believed the dhow was hijacked by suspected pirates so they could use it as a base, or mother ship, from which to launch attacks against merchant ships
many hundreds of miles from Somalia.
At first the job of manning the guns on merchant ships
fell largely to naval reservists of the Defensively Equipped Merchant Ships
(DEMS) - an organisation set up by the Admiralty at the start of the war.
The report mentioned that the Indian merchant ship
was 60 nautical miles east of Aden when the Somali pirates tried to seize it.
Later he was given another ship, an old French merchant ship
, which he rebuilt and named Bon Homme Richard [Poor Richard], to honor Benjamin Franklin.
Combining two previously written, yet separate, first-person accounts, Dean King has recreated the 1815 wreck of a Connecticut merchant ship
off the African coast.
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He is currently being ferried to South Korea by a merchant ship
that assisted in the rescue, the MRCC said.
The oil leaked from a merchant ship
docked at-nearby Felixstowe port, police said.
Kochi: Three fishermen were killed and nine went missing off the coast of Munambam, near southern India port city of Kochi on Tuesday, when their boat was hit by a merchant ship
, officials said.