Coastguard Success

A Seychelles coastguard vessel has repelled an attack by Somali pirates, following the rescuing of 27 fishermen in the Indian Ocean, media reported on Tuesday.

The report quoted a statement by a coastguard officer as saying that one of the two coastguard vessels was the Topaz. After the ship was under attack and returned fire at pirates late Monday, two boats of the pirates were destroyed.

The development came after Somali pirates have seized a United Arab Emirates (UAE)-owned cargo ship with 24 crew members aboard in the worlds most dangerous waters of Somalia.