11 February 2009

Incident: Polaris attacked

The tanker Polaris evades boarding by seven men in a skiff in the Gulf of Aden; arriving USS Vella Gulf arrests seven men matching descriptions given by Polaris crew and finds weapons on their skiff. (ONI Worldwide Threat to Shipping, 02/12/09)

The arrest was the first such for a CTF 151 vessel. The Polaris is a Marshall Islands-flagged motor vessel. (American Forces Press Service, 02/11/09)