17 April 2009

Incident: General cargo vessel chased

A general cargo vessel in the Gulf of Aden, not otherwise identified, is chased by a skiff in sight of what appears to be the "mother ship."
Warship contacted and informed of the speed boat and mother vessel nearby. The speed boat doing a speed of 15 knots approached the vessel on the stbd side. When the speed boat was about two nm, three armed pirates were sighted. Vessel fired rocket flares, activated fire hoses, alarm sounded. The speed boat came as close as 40-50 meters from the vessel. Master fired rocket flares towards the speed boat. Later, the speed boat aborted and returned to the mother vessel.
(ICC/IMB Website)