An attempted attack by pirates fails in the Gulf of Aden

(BRUSSELS2) On November 15, a destroyer from the Chinese Navy's 27th escort group dispersed a number of suspected pirate ships pursuing two container ships, according to Chinese television CCT.

At around 16:30 p.m. local time, while the Haikou was escorting a group of ships, registered in Hong Kong and Italy, to the Gulf of Aden, three boats moving at high speed were detected 5,1 nautical miles away. Thanks to its radar, the destroyer was able to ascertain that the “hunter” fleet consisted of three skiffs, towed one to the other, each containing five people. The Chinese ship sped up to intercept the skiffs, who turned and fled.

Already in September, the Chinese supply ship Qinghaihu put to flight a boat with nine pirates who had targeted a British container ship and a Maltese cargo ship in the Gulf.

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).