17 May 2009

Incident: Tanker fired upon

A tanker in the Gulf of Aden, not otherwise identified, was fired upon at 1012 in the morning by six pirates in a white skiff discharging automatic rifles and rocket propelled grenades. The captain contacted warships and began evasive action which caused the pirates to break off the attack after 36 minutes. (ONI Worldwide Threat to Shipping, 5/27/09)