The Brave Chinese sailors who fought off pirates now tell the story, with words and pictures. They sealed off the crew section and fought the pirates with Molotovs from the ships decks as they boarded. Full story and more pictures here at Mail Online.
Bent down low to avoid being shot, this Chinese sailor lights a Molotov cocktail before throwing it overboard at Somali pirates.
Lined up before him are dozens of others he and his shipmates prepared in order to fight off the attackers as they boarded their ship in the Gulf of Aden.
The Zhenhua 4 cargo ship had earlier sent out a distress call as it realised it was being chased by pirates in speedboats armed with heavy machine guns and rocket launchers