04 January 2009

Incident: General cargo ship fired upon

A general cargo ship sailing the Gulf of Aden (not otherwise identified) is fired upon by six pirates in a white speedboat during a boarding attempt. The master summoned help from the Coalition and "Within 15 minutes a helicopter arrived at the location. The speed boats moved away on seeing the helicopter. No injuries to the crew and no damages to the ship." (ICC/IMB Website)