10 May 2009

Incident: Tanker escapes pursuers

A tanker in the Gulf of Aden, not otherwise identified, is approached at 0715 hours by two speedboats holding 13 men. The crew launched signal flares toward the boats while taking evasive action. A Russian warship was contacted and the pursuers broke off their chase. (ONI Worldwide Threat to Shipping, 5/27/09)