01 January 2009

Incident: Vessel attacked

A vessel, not otherwise identified, is attacked by eight men in a speedboat armed with rifles and RPGs. The pirates "attempted to attach a hook ladder to the side of the vessel, but due to evasive maneuverings conducted by the captain and quick reactions by the crew, the pirates were unable to board and aborted their attempt." No details. (ONI Worldwide Threat to Shipping, 04/17/09) The ship in question was a Ro-Ro according to the ICC/IMB Website.