Spanish Navy Frees Crew From Malta That Were Hijacked By Pirates In Gulf Of Guinea

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Serviola was alerted from COVAM of a Pirate attack on a merchant ship, so the patrol car went “at full speed to the vicinity of it”.

The patrol boat of the Spanish Navy ‘Serviola’ has freed the crew of a vessel flying the flag of Malta that had been hijacked by pirates in the Gulf of Guinea area, according to the Ministry of Defense in a press release .

In the note, it is reported that on Sunday the Serviola was alerted from the Operations and Surveillance Center of the Navy (COVAM) of a pirate attack on a merchant ship, so the patrol car went “at full speed to the vicinity of it . “

The release operation , details the defense note, began on Monday morning in collaboration with a frigate of the Equatorial Guinea Navy and, “before the imprecise information from the hijacked vessel and considering the possibility that some pirate remained on board, the Security Operative Team of the ‘Serviola’ approached and secured the vessel . ”

Once the vessel had been secured , members of the Navy and the Equatorial Guinean Navy registered the vessel .

The 20 crew members managed to lock themselves in the ” panic room””When the captain, on Sunday afternoon, gave the general alarm when he was warned of the presence of a small pirate ship , with seven people aboard equipped with portable weapons.

The note from the Ministry of Defense states that ” once on board, the pirates demanded through the public address system of the vessel to turn themselves in and give them all the money on board”, but adds that “when the captain refused to leave of the safe compartment, the pirates opened a small hole in it and began to open fire indiscriminately without causing personal injury . “

Spanish Navy Frees Crew From Malta That Were Hijacked By Pirates In Gulf Of Guinea

“The threats and gunfire stopped when the pirates noticed the presence of military units in the area, although the crew never knew with certainty if the criminals had fled because at no time did they leave the safe compartment,” the Defense note adds.

Remember, this is not the first time that the ‘Serviola’ frees a hijacked vessel during its deployment, since last April thwarted another pirate attack committed against a Nigerian flag vessel .

 

Source: El Confidencial