28 May 2009

Incident: Maud boarding foiled by Indians

The Liberian registered ship Maud is attacked by eight armed men in a high speed craft in the Gulf of Aden. An Indian warship, responding to Maud's call for help, sent a helicopter which fired at pirates as they were boarding, with two pirates falling into the sea.

French naval forces arrived to deliver the pirates to Puntland authorities while the Indian warships resumed escort duty. (ONI Worldwide Threat to Shipping, 6/10/09)

The MAUD is a 247-m cargo vessel. (vesseltracker.com)