16 March 2009

Incident: Iranian Dhow taken

An Iranian dhow is hijacked off the coast of Puntland in the Indian Ocean. "According to sources, Somali villagers seized the dhow for reportedly fishing illegally without the permission of the Puntland Administration." No details. (ONI Worldwide Threat to Shipping, 03/18/09)

According to the website Iranian.ws, on this day the Iranian factory fishing ship Safari is taken by irate villagers based on fishing-related grievances. (Wikipedia, "List of ships attacked by Somali pirates," 12/31/09)