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Classic Interntaional Cruises M/V Athena

December 2, 2008

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Pirate Attack On Cruise Ship
Classic Interntaional Cruises M/V Athena

December 2, 2008

Pirate attack on cruise ship Classic Interntaional Cruises M/V Athena December 2, 2008 with 200 Australian women and 187 men aboard as she sailed through the Gulf of Aden

This case was proven to be crew mistake. The 29 boats surrounding M/V Athena were proven to be local fishermen and other nearby residents coming to sell their wares to the big cruise ship. Nobody aboard any of the boats had weapons, as photographs later showed.

Grant Hunter, Australian managing director for Classic Interntaional Cruises acknowledged that as the Athena pulled up to the southern end of the Gulf of Aden, several tuna fishing skiffs loomed "some half a kilometre to three kilometres away" as the ship queued to enter a secure port area.


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