13 July 2009

Incident: Crude tanker fired upon

A crude tanker sailing the Gulf of Aden (not otherwise identified) is chased by four pirates in a skiff. The pirates fired upon the tanker, then "tried to hook a ladder onto the shipside. Master made evasive manoeuvres and contacted the warships for help." Evasive action defeated the would-be boarders. (ICC/IMB Website)