Pirates attack cruise ship in Gulf of Aden
Piracy in the Gulf of Aden took another dramatic and disturbing twist on Sunday as pirates attacked a luxury cruise ship.
Press reports said the Oceania Nautica was able to outrun the attackers who reportedly fired rifles at the vessel.
The ship, operated by Miami-based Oceania Cruises was traveling from Rome to Singapore and carries about 684 passengers and 400 crew. According to USA Today it had 310 Americans and 212 Canadians onboard.