Border guard triggered false ship hijacking alarm

Captain mistook border guard in the Red Sea for pirates and thus launched distress signals.

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The Captain thought it was a pirate attack. But the ship was boarded by border guards. The alarm has been called off.

The captain on the ship 'MV Marzoogah,' which was sailing in the Red Sea, mistook employees from Eritrea's border guard for Somali pirates. The ship was not - as reported earlier - hijacked by pirates. The ship was boarded by border guards.

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