29 April 2009

Incident: Jolly Smeraldo attacked

The Jolly Smeraldo, and Italian-owned container ship, is attacked 300 nautical miles southeast of the Somali capital, Mogadishu. Travelling from Mombasa to Jeddah, the vessel encountered pirates who "'fired some shots but after about 10 or 15 minutes they gave up and went away,' said Andrea Gais, managing director of the company Messina, which owns the vessel." (Reuters, 04/29/09)