An Italian cruise liner ‘Melody’ carrying 1500 passengers was attacked by Pirates off the coast of Somalia around 180 miles north of the Seychelles. It was reported that six armed pirates in a rubber speedboat attacked the ship which sustained broken windows and bullet holes but continued on its journey with naval escort. The incident lasted for about 20 minutes and at one point they even tried to put a ladder on the bow but aborted the attempt as security personnel from the cruise line returned fire. There were no injuries reported, it must have been a total nightmare for the passengers and crew on board. Here is what Captain Ciro Pinto said in an interview with BBC…

by Teg Brar