16 May 2009

Incident: Amira attacked

The Amira, an Egyptian cargo ship, is attacked in the Gulf of Aden by pirates. After raising the alarm, helicopters from the USS Gettysburg and ROKS Munmu the Great drove off the attackers with sailors from the Gettysburg arresting 17 men on a nearby "mothership" after confiscating arms and ammunition. (RTTNews,05/14/09) Officials named the ships involved in the operation as South Korean destroyer MANMU THE GREAT and US cruiser GETTYSBURG. (ONI Worldwide Threat to Shipping, 5/27/09)