05 May 2009

Incident: Victoria taken

The German owned cargo ship Victoria is taken in the Gulf of Aden while travelling in military convoy. The pirates attacked the Antigua and Barbuda flagged vessel while it was being escorted with a cargo of rice for Jeddah. It was taken to Bossaso with its crew of 11. (Bloomberg, 05/06/09)

Lloyd's says the ship was not in convoy: "the ship had registered its presence with the European Union’s anti-piracy naval mission Atalanta and had been sailing inside the transit corridor monitored by naval forces." (Lloyd's List, 05/06/09)