11 February 2009

Incident: Bulk carrier evades boarding

A bulk carrier, not otherwise identified, evades a boarding attempt 108 NM off the Socotra islands. The attempt was made by "Five pirates armed with RPG and assault guns in a light blue coloured boat... They fired towards the accommodation. The Master increased speed, took evasive manoeuvres and crew activated fire hoses. Pirates aborted the attempt." A Russian warship made contact with the victim.
(ICC/IMB Website)