31 May 2009

Incident: British Mallard escapes boarding try

The tanker British Mallard is is pursued and fired upon by men in a fast boat in the Gulf of Aden. Coalition warships were alerted.

The pirates attempted to board but the British Mallard's captain employed evasive action, fire hoses, and speed to cause them to break off the attack. (ONI Worldwide Threat to Shipping, 6/10/09)