A piracy attack against a German-managed multipurpose vessel underway in the Indian Ocean on Thursday has been thwarted without any of its crew coming to serious harm.

The 17,800-dwt Basilisk (built 2013) has been “safely secured by attending naval forces”, the vessel’s German manager, Minmarine MPP Shipmanagement, said in a statement early on Friday.

All its 17 crew are “safe and accounted for,” Minmarine added.