Russian Navy


Ex-commandos defended Russian vessel from pirates


Ex-commandos defended Russian vessel from pirates 28.09.2010
Text: RusNavy.com
Photo: AFP/Pierre Verdy
Guard security of a 15-man crewed Russian merchant ship opened cautionary fire on pirates this morning in Bab-el-Mandeb Strait; right after that pirates dropped pursuing the vessel, reports online Maritime Bulletin.

The shipborne guard consists of 4 ex-servicemen of Russian special forces who are veterans of Afghan and Chechen wars and have escort experience in Iraq and Afghanistan. All of them are residents of Moscow and St. Petersburg.

The guarded commercial vessel heads for the Far East.

Back to the list


Related Information:

News of the day
Russian Navy News



Copyright 1998-2012 RusNavy.com. All materials contained in this Website are protected by copyright laws and may not be reproduced, republished, distributed, transmitted, displayed, broadcast or otherwise exploited in any manner without the express prior written permission from the editorial staff. The editorial staff. Site created by ProLabs. Russian version.