02 November 2009

Incident: Harriette fired upon

The bulk carrier Harriette is fired upon by twelve armed men in two skiffs giving chase in the Indian Ocean 270 NM off Kismayo. "The men were unable to hook their ladder onto the vessel’s side. The master increased speed and carried out evasive maneuvers while activating fire hoses. After approximately 20 minutes the men abandoned the attempt. The vessel sustained bullet holes but no crewmembers were injured." (ONI Worldwide Threat to Shipping, 11/11/09) Harriette is 173 m long and registered in the USA. (vesseltracker.com)