Full City: boarded by Turks , Pirates scared off
The Panama flagged and Chinese owned merchant ship M/V Full City was attacked by Somali pirates yesterday (05.05.2011) morning. the crew of M/V Full City was able to hide themselves inside a citadel before being captured by the pirates. .
The Turkish frigate F-491 TCG Giresun, the nearest coalition warship was ordered to proceed and help the attacked merchant ship.
Upon arriving to M/V Full City, that was damaged by the rocket-propelled grenade and small arms fire of the pirates, communication with the crew of the ship was established. Later the naval special forces teams of board of the Turkish frigate, fast-roped to the ship and secured her.
When the search revealed that there were no pirates on board, and all the crew was safe and sound M/V Full City continues her journey.