07 May 2009

Incident: RoRo chased

A RoRo vessel, not otherwise identified, is chased in the Gulf of Aden by masked men with automatic weapons in four skiffs.
They came as close as 500 meters from the vessel. Vessel made evasive manoeuvres and fired two flares at the pirate boats. Master contacted coalition warships for assistance. Thirty minutes later, a helicopter flew over the location. The speed boats aborted the attempt and regrouped around a suspected, mother vessel 4 nm. The mother vessel was towing a skiff and was white in colour.
(ICC/IMB Website)