06 March 2009

Incident: Vessel attacked

A vessel not otherwise identified is attacked in the Indian Ocean 265 NM east of Mombasa by six men in a skiff who fire an RPG at the merchant ship. "A second larger boat was observed in the vicinity but could only achieve 8 knots. The alert mariners took appropriate anti-piracy measures and escaped with no damage..." (ONI Worldwide Threat to Shipping, 03/18/09)