20 November 2009

Incident: Crude tanker fired upon

A crude tanker, not otherwise identified, is chased and fired upon in the Indian Ocean about 1050 NM from Mogadishu.
Six pirate boats with a mother vessel in sight chased and opened fire upon an oil tanker underway. Two RPGs penetrated into port bridge door. Ships sustained damages and one crew was injured. Pirates aborted the attempt after about three hours of chasing.
(ICC/IMB Website)