25 October 2009

Incident: Container ship fired upon

A container ship, not otherwise identified, is fired upon by "six men armed with machineguns" in a white speedboat after a chase. "The master raised the alarm, conducted counter-piracy preventive measures, and increased to maximum speed. At
a distance of about three cables, the men started firing at the vessel. The men eventually aborted the attack, and the vessel continued underway at maximum speed." The incident occurred 350 NM SE of Mombasa in the Indian Ocean. (ONI Worldwide Threat to Shipping, 11/11/09)