Nigerian Navy supplies details of its counter attack against pirates.
The operatives of the Nigerian Navy have successfully repelled an attack by suspected pirates on Marine Tanker (MT) HANZE KOCHI. The tanker was enroute Lagos from Port Harcourt.
Ezekobe, however, said that the pirates were heavily engaged and overpowered in a gun duel by naval personnel.
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MAST Note: As mentioned yesterday, the ship’s IMO number returns the name Hanze Mumbai, while its AIS trace reads Hanze Kochi, leading to some confusion in the media.