02 May 2009

Incident: Tanker attacked

A tanker, not otherwise identified, is fired upon in the Indian Ocean some 320NM southwest of Port Victoria, Seychelles.
A mother ship and two speed boats were observed at a distance of 6NM from the vessel. The captain altered course and the boats started chasing the vessel. The captain raised the alarm, sent
out a distress message, increased speed, and took evasive maneuvers.
The attackers desisted once their distance from the mothership reached 20 km. (ONI Worldwide Threat to Shipping, 5/27/09)