30 April 2009

Incident: Container ship attacked

A container ship, not otherwise identified, is attacked approximately 250NM east of Port Victoria, Seychelles, by eight men in two speedboats armed with rocket propelled grenades and "guns." After firing upon the ship, pirates broke off the attack subsequent to evasive actions taken by the captain of the targeted ship. "One mother ship, 10-15 meters in length was observed at 3NM from the vessel." (ONI Worldwide Threat to Shipping, 5/27/09)