According to Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, the pirates were armed with different military equipment and weapons and planned to seize a cargo ship
in the Gulf of Aden, but the Iranian warships' swift action thwarted their plot.
The ministry said the cargo ship
was carrying plasterboard from Spain to Tobruk and was 21 kilometers (13 miles) away from its destination when it was attacked.
If any of the Iranian cargo ships
tried to go into a Yemeni port, there is little doubt they would be stopped and searched--if not by the US Navy, then by the Egyptian or Saudi warships that are also in the area and blockading Yemeni ports to keep out any arms deliveries.
Two cargo ships
collided and one of them sank," a police spokeswoman told AFP.
18 Kairyo Maru, a 16-ton fishing boat from a seafood company in Fukuoka with two crew members, and the Maruka, a 1,416-ton cargo ship
from South Korea with eight crew, collided shortly after 5 a.
The Royal and US navies each sent a ship to the area, and the 11 pirates on the cargo ship
surrendered and were arrested.
Muscat A cargo ship
was hijacked by Somali pirates, 120 nautical miles off the coast of Oman in the Gulf of Aden on Tuesday, according to the European Union Naval Force (Navfor).
They would be a major attraction, school children, for example, from all over the county could be educated as to how nearly 20,000 dockers once loaded and un-loaded such ships that travelled to the four corners of the world, before the days of containers, the whole area would be enhanced by one or two such cargo ships
, most ports have different vessels ranging from old sailing ships to war ships, and a general cargo ship
would be ideal for Liverpool in this area around the Albert Dock.
A MAJOR air rescue was launched yesterday for a sailor injured on a cargo ship
hundreds of miles off the west coast of Ireland.
A North Korea-registered cargo ship
arrived in a South Korean port early Sunday for the first time in more than half a century, the latest symbolic move in inter-Korean reconciliation efforts, Yonhap News Agency reported.
I've heard it's possible to obtain a berth on a cargo ship
but have reservations about my wife travelling alone.
A PASSENGER ferry carrying 294 people collided with a cargo ship
on the River Mersey at Liverpool yesterday.
Sinking a cargo ship
with an improvised explosive device to block a commercial shipping route--one common scenario--would be difficult owing to modern ship design, and sunken ships even then could be cleared quickly from shipping lanes.
A CARGO ship
that hit the sunken vessel Tricolor in the English Channel was heading for port under its own power last night.
A Chinese cargo ship
loaded with household waste from Japan has been turned away by port authorities in Haimen, Zhejiang Province and is heading back to Japan without unloading, Xinhua News Agency said Tuesday.