Evita: increased speed, fired flares at pirates
UAE-owned MV Evita IMO 7533202, Sierra Leone-flagged, was able to evade pirate attack by adopting industry recommended 'best management practices'; increasing its speed and firing flares to warn them off. The product tanker came under attack 500 km north-west of the Seychelles by three suspected pirate skiffs.
UAE's new Baynunah Corvettes are a derivative of CMN's BR70 70m corvette design, The vessels are slated to be the largest steel-hulled vessels using water jets for propulsion. Delivery to the UAE Navy is scheduled for 2010.