Pirates fire shots from hijacked Aris-13 oil tanker off Somalia

Somali maritime forces and pirates on board a hijacked oil tanker have started shooting at each other, according to reports.

The oil tanker (Aris-13) is anchored off the Somali coast near the town of Alula. An official said “We tried to intercept a boat that was carrying supplies to the pirates, but pirates on the ship fired on us and so the pirate boat escaped.”

A pirate named Abdulaahi is claiming have killed a member of marine force and injured another. This is the first hijacking in the region for five years, and maritime experts have accused ship owners of becoming complacent after a long period of calm.

By kaiyang 7S

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