04 January 2009

Incident: Vulturnus and Donat attacked

The French warship Jeann De Vienne drives off pirates attacking Donat, a Croation cargo ship, and the Panamanian-registered Vulturnus off the Yemeni coast in the Gulf of Aden. "Eleven assault rifles, two rockets, and two rocket launchers were
confiscated from the pirates traveling in three boats, along with a boarding ladder and 1,000 liters of fuel, according to the Defence Ministry. The 19 pirates were to be turned over to Somali authorities as soon as possible." (Shown, top: Donat) (ONI Worldwide Threat to Shipping, 1/8/09)