26 May 2009

Incident: Bulk carrier fired upon

A bulk carrier, not otherwise identified, is chased and fired upon in the Gulf of Aden.
Two skiffs with four pirates in each armed with automatic weapons and RPG chased a bulk carrier underway and opened fire. Ship contacted IMB Piracy Reporting Centre for assistance. The report was promptly passed on to coalition forces to render assistance to ship. Meanwhile ship used fires hoses and rocket flares and manoeuvred to thwart the attack / delay boarding. A coalition warship in the area prevented the pirate attack. Crew and ship are safe and continued her passage.
(ICC/IMB Website)