An unknown number of pirates from two small crafts armed with guns fired at the Hong Kong registered crude oil tanker 'Star Light Venture' on 28 October 2010, at about 0030 hours approximately 340nm at the west of Mangalore, India resulting in about 50 bullet holes found on the vessel. The ship took evasive action, increased speed and finally managed to shake off the pirates. None of the crew was injured.
This is the furthest incident east of cheap replica watches Somalia suspected to be carried out by east African pirates.
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