30 April 2009

Incident: Container ship fired upon

A container ship, not otherwise identified, is fired upon in the Indian Ocean by pirates in two skiffs. One skiff carrying 6-7 men had a white hull and black stripes; the second skiff with white hull carried 3-4 men. the pirates fired automatic rifles and a rocket propelled grenade which "fell onboard but did not explode." The attack occurred 680 NM southeast of Mogadishu near Alphouse Island. No further details. (ICC/IMB Website)