Retired naval engineer killed in the pirate attack on the “SP Brussels”
On Apr 29 retired naval engineer(Vijay Singh Rajput) from the Gwalior district New Darpan Colony in Madhya Pradesh killed in the pirate attack on the “SP Brussels”.The body of the former naval officer was returned to the family after 6 days. Two pirates were also killed during the gun battle with armed security guards on board the tanker. At the time of the attack, the “SP Brussels” with a crew of 17,plus two armed guards, was sailing in ballast en route from Port Harcourt to Lagos. The pirates hit the vessel at 11.00 p.m. LT. The crew retreated to the citadel, but the two were unable to reach the safe room before the crossfire began.