22 May 2009

Incident: Bulk carrier fired upon

A bulk carrier, not otherwise identified, sailing in the Gulf of Aden is chased and fired upon by nine pirates "a light blue coloured speed boat armed with automatic weapons and RPGs."
Master contacted coalition warships and a helicopter came to the scene. Upon seeing the helicopter, the pirates aborted the attempt. The ship resumed her voyage with the warship in attendance.

(ICC/IMB Website)