Giuseppe Mauro Rizzo, engineer and administrator for the Bottiglieri-Rizzo De Carlini navigation company which owns the boat, told Adnkronos International, "The crew is doing well, the boat continues to sale and is in great condition," he said.
Sailors aboard the ship called 'Michele Bottiglieri,' acted quickly by signalling an alarm to port authorities. They were also able to outmanoeuvre the pirates with evasive zig-zag movements, which created distance between the vessel and its assailants.
"The attack failed because of two fundamental things," explained Rizzo.
"The professionality of the crew, which put all security measures in place immediately, and the evasive manoevers," he said.
The ship was carrying a 23-person crew including 3 Italians none of which were injured. It began its journey from Australia and should reach its Gedda, Saudi Arabia destination later this month.