Somali Pirates hijack chemical tanker Biscaglia
Somali pirates have hijacked yet another tanker on Friday, November 28, 2009. The Liberian-flagged chemical tanker MS Biscaglia was sailing through the Gulf of Aden, between Somalia and Yemen, when it was boarded by five pirates in in broad daylight. The MS Biscaglia was staffed by a crew of three Indonesians, 25 Indians, two British and one Irish security officer. The limitations of private security in protecting shipping from piracy attacks were cruelly exposed when the three security operatives, working for the Anti-Piracy Maritime Security Solution (APMSS), threw themselves overboard to escape the hijackers. The three men were later rescued by a German navy helicopter and transferred to a nearby French frigate.