05 March 2009

Incident: Bulk carrier chased

A bulk carrier in the Indian Ocean, not otherwise identified, is pursued by an unidentified craft which attempts to close with the carrier.
Target did not transmit AIS signal and did not respond to calls on VHF radio. About 45 minutes later, target Increased speed and headed towards vessel. Vessel took evasive manoeuvres and prevented target from getting closer. Later, target was noticed aborting the attempt and moving away. Vessel resumed passage on intended route.
(ICC/IMB Q3 Report and ICC/IMB Website)