02 April 2009

Incident: Container ship attacked

A container ship, not otherwise identified, is fired upon "approximately 420NM southeast of Eyl, Somalia." The vessel is pursued by two skiffs, each holding four uniformed men. The "bridge was hit by bullets ... The vessel conducted evasive maneuvers from port to starboard side to prevent a boarding. Just over 20 minutes later, the two pirate skiffs reduced their speed and abandoned the attack." (IMB via ONI Worldwide Threat to Shipping, 04/17/09)