Pirates reconsider seizing Zim cargo ship when Israeli security draw their weapons


Returning to Israel from east Asia, an Israeli container ship was attacked by four pirate boats off the coast of Somalia in the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait.

By Shlomi Diaz & Israel Hayom Staff


An Israeli security team thwarted an attempt on Wednesday by Somali pirates to seize an Israeli container ship.

A Zim container ship [Illustrative] – Photo: Michel Dot Com

The ship, belonging to Zim Integrated Shipping Services, ran into trouble in Bab-el-Mandeb Strait, off the coast of Somalia, as it made its way from east Asia to Israel.

A number of pirate boats approached the ship and pirates from one of the boats attempted to board it. Israeli security personnel drew their weapons and the pirates fled without shots being fired.

The ship then continued on its way into the Red Sea.


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