16 August 2009

Incident: Cargo ship attacked

A general cargo ship, not otherwise identified, escapes attack by two skiffs launched from a mother ship in the Indian Ocean. The attack was made with automatic weapons and a rocket propelled grenade some 320 NM off Garacad. "Due to effective defense measures by the crew and unfavorable weather conditions, the vessel was
able to escape." (ONI Worldwide Threat to Shipping, 8/19/09)