01 May 2009

Incident: Kition attacked

The Norwegian oil tanker Kition is attacked 161 km off the Somali coast but rescued by the Portuguese warship Corte Real. A Portuguese helicopter followed the attackers back to their mothership, arrested 19 men, then released them. (Xinhua, 05/02/09) "... the Portuguese found four sticks of P4A explosives on the vessel." (VOA, 05/02/09)