04 January 2009

Incident: Crude tanker attacked

Five pirates manning one speedboat attempt to board a crude tanker (not otherwise identified) underway in the Gulf of Aden.
Master raised alarm and the contacted coalition warships. The crew activated anti-piracy measures. Pirates came close to the tanker but were unable to board her due to running waters from the fire hoses. Pirates aborted the attempt.
(ICC/IMB Website)