A Chinese naval vessel rescued the 2008 built,
73,981 dwt produt carrier Lia from pirates
in the Gulf of Aden on 26th February.
The merchant vessel was fixing an engine problem
when the crew spotted two speedboats
approaching from 3 to 4 miles away.
The suspected pirates retreated after a Chinese helicopter
fired warning flares over them.
The Lia succeeded in repairing its engines
and continued its voyage to China.