Bloomberg Anywhere Login

Bloomberg

Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.

Company

Financial Products

Enterprise Products

Media

Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000

Communications

Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

U.S. Destroyer Thwarts Pirate Attack on Turkish Merchant Ship

Nov. 29 (Bloomberg) -- A U.S. destroyer thwarted a pirate attack on a Turkish-flagged merchant ship in the Gulf of Aden yesterday, the Turkish military said.

Turkey notified a unified command center of the attack on the ship, the 26 Agustos, and the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Shoup was dispatched to the vessel as its crew sought refuge in a machinery room, the army said in a statement released today..

The pirates were unable to take control of the ship, owned by Turkish firm Nemtas Denizcilik, and fled on small boats after warning shots were fired from a helicopter, the army said. The 26 Agustos was en route from Romania to Bangladesh, it said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Benjamin Harvey in Ankara at bharvey11@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Peter Hirschberg at phirschberg@bloomberg.net.

Please upgrade your Browser

Your browser is out-of-date. Please download one of these excellent browsers:

Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera or Internet Explorer.