24 September 2009

Incident: Captain killed by gunfire

The captain of the Barwaqo is killed near the port of Mogadishu. "According to local authorities, armed gangs attacked the vessel as it was heading into port. Local police were called in and an exchange in gunfire occurred in which the vessel’s captain was killed. Police were able to thwart the attackers and the vessel was towed into port." (ONI Worldwide Threat to Shipping, 10/21/09)