31 May 2009

Incident: Crude tanker evades boarding

A crude tanker, not otherwise identified, undergoes a boarding attempt in the Gulf of Aden by "armed pirates in a boat."
Ship raised alarm, sounded whistle, switched lights on, activated fire hoses, increased speed and commenced evasive manoeuvres. Pirate boat came about 2 - 3 meters off the ship's side, fired upon her and aborted the attempt. No injuries to crew. Coalition warship informed.
(ICC/IMB Website)