02 October 2009

Incident: Alakrana taken

The fishing ship Alakrana is taken while 330NM southeast of Mogadishu. "Armed pirates attacked and hijacked the vessel. The vessel is currently anchored off the coast of Harardhere." (ONI Worldwide Threat to Shipping, 10/21/09)

"Two pirates were seized and brought to Spain. Pirates demanded both a four million Euro ransom and for the two pirates to be released." (Wikipedia, "List of ships attacked by Somali pirates," 12/31/09)