19 September 2009

Incident: Bulk carrier fired upon

A bulk carrier, not otherwise identified, is fired upon in the Gulf of Aden by seven men in a white skiff who attempted to board but were deterred by evasive action. A coalition helicopter's arrival caused the attackers to break off. (ONI Worldwide Threat to Shipping, 9/30/09)

Six pirates "armed with guns"
in a small white coloured speedboat, attempted to attack a bulk carrier underway in a convoy with two other ships. Master altered course, contacted coalition warships for assistance and crew activated anti-piracy measures. Pirates chased the ship for 20 minutes and aborted the attempt upon arrival of a coalition helicopter.
(ICC/IMB Website)