18 June 2009

Incident: Bulk carrier pursued

A bulk carrier 110NM northwest of Al Hudaydah, Yemen, not otherwise identified, is chased by 30 men carrying rifles and rocket propelled grenades in three speedboats. The carrier escaped through evasive action. (ONI Worldwide Threat to Shipping, 7/8/09)

The crew deterred boarding with fire hoses and "high voltage cables around the ship." (ICC/IMB Website)