30 March 2009

Incident: Bulk carrier attacked

A bulk carrier, not otherwise identified, is approached by a speedboat launched from a mother ship "approximately 300NM southeast of Socotra Island." "The men in the speed boat fired at the vessel with automatic weapons and an RPG. The captain conducted evasive maneuvers and the speed boat retreated to the mother ship. The boat and mother ship approached the vessel three more times over the course of two hours, and each time the captain was successfully able to evade before the two crafts finally abandoned their attempt." (IMB via ONI Worldwide Threat to Shipping, 04/17/09)