Pirates attack thwarted by security, firefighting VIDEO

Pirates attack thwarted by security, firefighting VIDEO
Video was sent to MB by a Captain of another ship (his ship is en route to Lagos from Norway), not the one which was recently attacked in Gulf of Guinea. Russian-speaking crew. Owner luckily, hired armed guards team, probably Nigerian. During the attack, Master made an announcement via general alarm system, alerting the crew and ordering all crew to stay away from starboard side windows and portholes. Besides security team firing at pirates from the bridge, one more team member on a deck below funnel was firing heavy caliber machine gun. Pirates were firing back, later bullets hits were found. Pirates ceased attack and fled, crew on the bridge said they saw one of pirates being hit.

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My name is Mikhail Voytenko, I’m Russian, professional merchant marine navigator, by education and former experience. I own and run Maritime Bulletin website for more than 10 years. I've been involved in solving a number of piracy hijack cases, including the hijack of ro-ro FAINA, loaded with tanks. It was me who made public, and unravel, freighter ARCTIC SEA mystery. I've been also closely involved in a number of maritime disaster, one of them being MSC FLAMINIA major fire.