02 April 2009

Incident: Bulk carrier chased

A bulk carrier in the Gulf of Aden, not otherwise identified, is approached by two "speed boats, blue and white in colour, with 3 or 4 persons onboard."
The speed boats came as close as 0.40 nm. The Master sounded the general alarm and whistle. An Indian warship was informed. Two helicopters from Japan and India responded and the pirates aborted their attempt on sighting the helicopters.
(ICC/IMB Website)