20 April 2009

Incident: General cargo ship fired upon

A general cargo vessel, not otherwise identified, is fired upon in the Gulf of Aden by men in two speedboats. Five to six men per skiff are armed "with guns" approach to within 150 meters. "Vessel fired rocket flares at the pirate boats and contacted the coalition warship for assistance. The pirates aborted the attempt." (ICC/IMB Website)