24 February 2009

Incident: Product tanker chased

A product tanker, not otherwise identified, is chased by men in two speedboats.
Master raised alarm; crew mustered and activated fire hoses. Master requested for naval warship assistance and a Chinese warship acknowledged and dispatched a helicopter. The ship increased speed and took evasive manoeuvres. The naval helicopter positioned itself over the pirate craft resulting in the pirates aborting the attack.
(ICC/IMB Website)