22 June 2009

Incident: General cargo ship fired upon

A general cargo ship, not otherwise identified, is chased and fired upon by men in four skiffs armed with rifles and rocket propelled grenade launchers. The Gulf of Aden attack triggered defense measures including release of
dunnage bundles along with sharply cut empty drums. Vessel also threw sawdust over side which resulted in the pirates’ visibility being hampered. In the meanwhile coalition warships were in attendance and the pirates aborted the attack. The coalition warships stopped the skiffs and confiscated the weapons.
(ICC/IMB Website)

Note: This could be an alternate report of the Bolan incident except for the variance in skiff count and incident details.