04 April 2009

Incident: Africa Star escapes boarding

The Israeli-owned, Malta-registered Africa Star escapes a boarding attempt in the Indian Ocean en route to Kenya.
Rafi Danieli, managing director of the Zim shipping line, said company headquarters had received a message from the captain of the ship on Saturday morning saying that pirates in speedboats were firing at him and attempting to take over the ship.

The pirates continued to trail the ship, the Africa Star, but finally gave up, reportedly after the appearance of a plane sent out by the British Pirate Reporting Centre, which is in the area.
(BBC, 4/7/09 via Wikipedia)