In the port of Yalta has gone boat otbivshee in 2009 attack pirates


On April at Yalta Sea Trade had started in the season of 2010 cruise ship «MSC Melody».

Yalta commercial seaport cruise navigation opened in 2010. 1-th visitor of the Southern coast of Crimea has a cruise ship «Melody» cruise ship company MSC.

The vessel «Melody» has a length of 205 meters. On board the cruise ship may be located at the same time 1,500 passengers.

Cruise ship «Melody» cruises on the route Genoa - Rome - Yalta - Odessa - Istanbul - Athens.

In 2009, the protection of a cruise ship "Melody" was able to repel the attack Somali pirates off the coast of Africa.

Guard vessel "Melody» (Msc Melody) began firing a handgun in response to shots of sea bandits with their approaching boats. This incident took place in 295 km. from the Seychelles.

On board the cruise liner "Melody» (Msc Melody) were 1500 thousands of tourists. During the incident, no casualties, a cruise ship continued to sail on schedule in a Jordanian port.