04 July 2009

Incident: Bulk carrier attacked

A bulk carrier, not otherwise identified, reports an approach by a small boat in rough seas, followed by a rocket propelled grenade attack.
The master conducted evasive maneuvers, increased speed, and managed to elude the boat. ONI Comment: UKMTO contacted the master after the incident and was unable to confirm an attack. No weapons seen, no damage confirmed to date, and no attempt to board was noted.
(ONI Worldwide Threat to Shipping, 7/8/09)