A Greek-owned freighter with seven Greek seamen aboard succeeded in foiling an attempted pirate attack, the Maritime Affairs, Islands and Fisheries ministry reported on Saturday.

The ship was sailing 290 nautical miles southwest of India, travelling from Singapore to Yemen, when a pirate ship attempted to approach the vessel. The captain of the ship, which had a total crew of 31, carried out a series of escape manoeuvres that managed to avert the attack.