17 May 2009

Incident: Dubai Princess attacked

The Panama registered, UAE owned Dubai Princess is rescued by Royal Australian Navy frigates HMAS Sydney and HMAS Ballarat while attacked in the Gulf of Aden by pirates armed with rocket propelled grenades. "The pirates fled the area after the two frigates and a Sea Hawk helicopter from Sydney appeared. The action occurred in international waters about 170 kilometres (92 nmi) south of Yemen." (Wikipedia, "List of ships attacked by Somali pirates," 12/31/09)

the 250 meter long tankship Dubai Princess is registered in the Marshall Islands (vesseltracker.com)