27 April 2009

Crude tanker fired upon, avoids boarding

A crude tanker, not otherwise identified, is approached by armed men in a skiff in the Gulf of Aden who order the tanker to stop. As the captain began evasive action,
Pirates opened fire with the guns and RPG. After 30 minutes, two speed boats with 4to 5 pirates in each boat approached the vessel and opened fire with guns and RPG. The master continued to carry out the evasive manoeuvres and succeeded in preventing the pirates from boarding.
(ICC/IMB Website)