05 October 2009

Incident: Bulk carrier fired upon

A bulk carrier, not otherwise identified, is fired upon in the Gulf of Aden during a boarding attempt by five armed pirates in two skiffs.
Alarm raised and evasive manoeuvres carried out, parachute signals fired, SSAS activated and coalition warship contacted. Pirates fired a RPG, which damaged the starboard bridge wing and captains office. Pirates aborted the attempt to board. Later a warship and aircraft arrived and chased the pirate boats.
(ICC/IMB Website)