05 November 2009

Incident: Theoforus I attacked

The Panamanian flagged bulk carrier Theoforus I is attacked in the Indian Ocean. Pirates armed with rifles and rocket propelled grenades pursue the sip, which evaded the pirates until TCG Ediz arrived, a Turkish warship under NATO command. "The warship neutralized a suspected skiff in the vicinity of the attack position and weapons and pirate paraphernalia were seized." (ONI Worldwide Threat to Shipping, 11/11/09)