12 February 2009

Incident: Iranian fishing vessel attacked

The Russian Navy intercepts two skiffs motoring toward an Iranian fishing trawler in the Guld of Aden. The nuclear cruiser Petr Velikiy "captured 10 Somali pirates in three vessels in the Indian Ocean armed with grenade launchers, automatic rifles, and landmines." "The ten pirates were later handed over to Yemeni authorities." (ONI Worldwide Threat to Shipping, 02/19/09)