04 October 2009

Incident: Hoegh Pusan fired upon

Hoegh Pusan, a vehicle carrier, is fired upon in the Indian Ocean 150 NM north of the Seychelles.
Two unlit boats chased the vessel from astern and opened fire. The master increased speed, conducted evasive maneuvers, started the fire pump and switched on all deck lights. The master contacted coalition forces, increased speed, headed into the wind and activated the SSAS alarm. After approximately 10 minutes, the boats fell behind and the vessel moved away. No injuries to the crew were reported.
(ONI Worldwide Threat to Shipping, 10/21/09) Hoegh Pusan, 178 m in length, is registered in Singapore. (vesseltracker.com)