07 June 2009

Incident: Aisha fired upon

The tanker Aisha is fired upon in the Gulf of Aden by five men in a speedboat discharging 5 to 6 rounds toward the vessel.
The captain increased speed, conducted evasive maneuvers, sounded the ship’s whistle, and contacted coalition forces while the crew activated fire hoses. The speed boat eventually aborted the attack and moved away.
(ONI Worldwide Threat to Shipping, 6/10/09) Aisha is a 272-m long Libyan vessel. (vesseltracker.com)