12 February 2009

Incident: Bulk carrier fired upon

A bulk carrier operating in the Gulf of Aden (not otherwise identified) is fired upon by "Five pirates armed with RPGs in a black/white coloured speed boat."
They attempted to board the ship from the port side using a steel ladder. Master raised alarm, sent distress messages and took evasive manoeuvres. The coalition forces sent a helicopter to the location. After 10 minutes, pirates aborted their attack.
(ICC/IMB Website)