20 November 2009

Incident: Bulk carrier fired upon

A bulk carrier, not otherwise identified, is fired upon in the Indian Ocean by "Eight pirates in one craft and four pirates in another craft, armed with machine guns and RPG."
They fired at the vessel with machine guns and RPG and attempted to board her. Master raised alarm, increased speed made aggressive evasive manoeuvres, crew activated anti-piracy measures and finally managed to evade the attempted boarding. Ship’s bridge glasses damaged and sustained bullet holes around accommodation. No injuries to crew members.
(ICC/IMB Website)