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Pirates board, take control of Italian oil tanker
February 8, 2011 / 9:18 AM / 7 years ago

Pirates board, take control of Italian oil tanker

ROME, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Pirates took control of an Italian oil tanker in the Indian Ocean on Tuesday after firing shots at the ship, the Italian Navy said.

A spokesman so no one was injured in the attack on the Savina Caylyn, which took place some 500 miles off the coast of India and some 800 miles off the coast of Somalia.

He said it was believed that at least five pirates took part in the attack, which took place at about 0625 GMT. The crew was made up of 17 Indians and five Italians. A navy frigate was heading to the scene. (Reporting by Antonella Cinelli)

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