Australian family on sailing trip are almost attacked by fleet of PIRATES off ...

An Australian family sailing around the globe were stalked for four hours by pirates before Japanese and Pakistani warships sailed in to save the day. 

Lachin Turner, wife Louise­ and their two young children Siara, 11, and Kai, 4, were sailing off the coast of Yemen during their dream sailing trip when they spotted a pirate skiff moving toward their position. 

Ms Turner said that the family were 'sitting ducks' as the pirate skiff moved in closer and started to scout their potential prey The Daily Telegraph reported.  

The Turner family are sailing around the globe were stalked for four hours by pirates before a Japanese and Pakistani warships sailed in to save the day

The Turner family are sailing around the globe were stalked for four hours by pirates before a Japanese and Pakistani warships sailed in to save the day

Ms Turner said that the family were 'sitting ducks' as the pirate skiff moved in closer and started to scout their potential prey

Ms Turner said that the family were 'sitting ducks' as the pirate skiff moved in closer and started to scout their potential prey

It wasn't long before more pirate skiffs arrived and started to pass close by the families yacht, crossing the bow and seemingly corralling them away from any nearby vessels. 

Ms Turner and her husband were scrambling to figure out a way away from the pirates and knew their only option at that point was to radio for help, their radio message was short but captured the terror of the situation, 'imminent pirate attack'.

Things looked to be getting more dire for the turner family when fuel reserves started to run low, but it was at that moment they heard a sound they will likely always remember. 

It wasn't long before more pirate skiffs arrived and started to pass close by the families yacht, crossing the bow and seemingly corralling them away from any nearby vessels

It wasn't long before more pirate skiffs arrived and started to pass close by the families yacht,

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