10 April 2009

Incident: Vessel fired upon

A "civilian" vessel, not otherwise identified, is fired upon by men in a skiff.
The Canadian Frigate HMCS Winnipeg intervened to rescue a civilian ship under fire by a pirate skiff. A boarding team was sent to conduct a weapons inspection, but the would-be pirates "threw items overboard". A Spanish ship also participated in the rescue.
[Note: The Winnipeg was operating in the Gulf of Aden at the time, so presumably this was the venue for the attack.] No details. (Wikipedia, "List of ships attacked by Somali pirates," 12/31/09)