31 October 2009

Incident: Avel Vad fired upon

The fishing vessel Avel Vad, while in the Indian Ocean 370NM east of Mogadishu, is chased and fired upon by men in two blue skiffs. "They aborted the attack after warning shots were returned from a security team onboard the fishing vessel." (ONI Worldwide Threat to Shipping, 11/11/09)

"Soldiers aboard the [French] tuna boat fired fireworks and warning shots at the pirates, scaring them off." (SAPA)