12 February 2009

Incident: Crude tanker attacked

A crude tanker, not otherwise identified, is attacked in the Gulf of Aden by five pirates in a boat.
The boat came as close as 10 meters from the ship. The master increased speed; raised alarm carried out evasive maneuvers and contacted UKMTO Dubai. A coalition warship contacted the tanker and proceeded towards the ship. The pirates aborted the attempt after around 40 minutes.
(ICC/IMB Website)