The Album, a 105,000-ton Kuwaiti oil tanker, is attacked 800 NM off Somalia's north coast. A spokesman for the European Union naval force in the area said the attack lasted 30 minutes and caused no damage. (AP, 12/30/09)
This is a project preliminary to the publication of the Somali Piracy Yearbook 2009 on 1/21/09 which follows the Somali Piracy Yearbook 2008 available from Amazon.
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