04 April 2009

Incident: Container ship attacked

A container ship, not otherwise identified, is fired upon 280NM southeast of Socotra Island. The attackers numbered six in a single skiff and were armed with rifles. "The pirates opened fire on the vessel causing minor damages. The captain conducted evasive maneuvers which prevented the speed boat from closing in." Note that "The captain contacted the piracy reporting center who informed coalition forces." (IMB via ONI Worldwide Threat to Shipping, 04/17/09)