12 May 2009

Incident: Container ship fired upon

A container ship, not otherwise identified, is chased and then fired upon by nine pirates in two skiffs armed with rifles and rocket propelled grenades. "Master carried out evasive manoeuvres and the pirates aborted the attempt after 45 minutes. No casualty to crew." The attack occurred in the Indian Ocean 740 NM east of Mogadishu. (ICC/IMB Website)