22 May 2009

Incident: Crude tanker fired upon

A crude tanker, not otherwise identified, is attacked in the Gulf of Aden.
Pirates in white hull skiffs armed with guns and RPG approached a crude oil tanker from the stbd side and fired RPG rounds towards the tanker. Tanker raised alarm, activated fire pumps and contacted warships. A warship advised tanker that it was proceeding to assist. On seeing the warships the pirates aborted the attack.
(ICC/IMB Website)