18 April 2009

Incident: Chemical tanker attacked

A chemical tanker (not otherwise identified) is fired upon during a boarding attempt in the Gulf of Aden.
Chemical tanker underway spotted a black hull vessel with length about 20m with black sail. Once the vessel was astern, it launched a white hull skiff which proceeded towards the tanker. Pirates in the skiff prepared a ladder to board the tanker. The tanker increased speed and enforced anti piracy preventive measures. Pirates fired RPG which fell on the deck of the tanker but did not explode. Pirates aborted the attack and returned to mother vessel.
(ICC/IMB Website)