26 May 2009

Incident: Antonis attacked, pirates captured

The cargo ship Antonis (pictured) is attacked in the Gulf of Aden with pirates attempting to board the vessel.
The Swedish corvettes (HMS MALMO) and (HMS STOCKHOLM), which are part of international efforts to fight piracy in the gulf, were ordered to help the cargo ship (ANTONIS) after it radioed it was under attack early on Tuesday. A party from the (HMS MALMO) bordered a fishing vessel used in the attack and seized seven pirates and two guns as well as a GPS navigator, the military said. No injuries were reported. The pirates were to be taken to Djibouti...
(ONI Worldwide Threat to Shipping, 5/27/09)