26 November 2009

Incident: Container ship fired upon

A container ship, not otherwise identified, is fired upon in the Indian Ocean about 470 NM off Mogadishu.
Pirates armed with RPG and machine guns in two skiffs chased and fired upon a container ship underway with intent to hijack her. Master raised alarm, activated SSAS, increased speed and took evasive manoeuvres. The pirates continued to chase and fire at the ship for around three hours before aborting. No injuries to crew.
(ICC/IMB Website)