Bangladesh ship beats Somali pirates
Mareeg.com-Bangladeshi flag carrier MV Crystal Gold has staged a nail-biting getaway from the clutches of pirates in the Arabian Sea.
Somali pirates had chased the ship while it was heading for Iran’s Bandar Abbas after offloading goods at the Kadla port, in Gujarat, India, said Jasim Uddin Sarkar, Chief Nautical Surveyor of Bangladesh Shipping Department.
The crew got wind of the pirates at around 4:30pm on Friday, about 40 km off Pakistan’s Karachi, when they spotted a big boat and a smaller vessel coming at them.
MV Golden Crystal did a sharp turnaround and headed, full throttle, for the Pakistancoast.
The pirates gave up as Bangladeshi ship reached the Pakistani coast at around 7pm, according to bdnews24.com.