May 21st, 2009
21.05.2009: 0320 LT: Lagos roads: Nigeria.
Six robbers armed with automatic weapons boarded a general cargo ship at anchor. They broke down master and chief officer’s cabin doors and stole ships cash. Master raised a distress signal. Robbers left the ship 20 minutes later after stealing ship and personal properties.
May 19th, 2009
19.05.2009: 0755 LT: Posn: 13:16.8N – 048:59.8E: Gulf of Aden.
A high speed boat chased a tanker underway. Master altered course to increase CPA and contacted warship for assistance. The speed boat came very close but due to ship’s evasive manoeuvres, aborted the attempt and moved away.
May 19th, 2009
19.05.2009: 0214 LT: Posn: 12:56N-048:30E: Gulf of Aden.
Pirates armed with automatic weapons chased and fired upon a chemical tanker underway. The tanker took evasive manoeuvres and contacted warship for assistance. Pirates later aborted the attack.
May 19th, 2009
19.05.2009: 0026 UTC: Posn: 09:59S – 054:00E: About 880 nm SE Mogadishu, Somalia
Pirates, in skiffs, chased and fired upon a chemical tanker underway. Master made evasive manoeuvres and escaped from the pirates.
May 18th, 2009
18.05.2009: Posn: 12:46N – 048:05E: Gulf of Aden.
Pirates in two skiffs attempted to board a tanker underway. The tanker took evasive manoeuvres, fired rocket flares and contacted warship for assistance. Later, pirates aborted the attempt and returned to mother vessel.
May 17th, 2009
17.05.2009: 0750 UTC: Posn: 14:09N – 051:55E, Gulf of Aden.
Four pirates in a boat chased and fired upon an oil tanker underway. Master raised distress call, increased speed and carried out evasive manoeuvres. Seeing coalition warships pirates aborted the attack and moved away.
May 15th, 2009
13.05.2009: 1307 UTC: Posn: 13:17N – 049:12E. Gulf of Aden.
Two boats with five pirates in each boat chased and fired upon a bulk carrier with automatic rifles and RPG. An orange and white coloured mother vessel was noticed around 3 nm astern of the vessel. Master carried out evasive manoeuvres, increased speed and contacted coalition warship. A helicopter arrived at the location and the pirates aborted the attempt.
May 12th, 2009
12.05.2009: 1215 UTC: Posn: 01:02.4S – 057:18.1E, About 740 nm east of Mogadishu, Somalia.
Nine pirates in two boats chased and fired upon a container vessel with guns and RPG. Master carried out evasive manoeuvres and the pirates aborted the attempt after 45 minutes. No casualty to crew.
May 11th, 2009
Somali pirates are receiving reports on possible targets from informers in London, a Spanish radio station said Monday quoting a military report from a European country…
May 10th, 2009
10.05.2009: 0715 UTC: Posn: 12:33N – 043:26E, Gulf of Aden.
Around eight pirates in two boats approached a chemical tanker underway. Master increased speed, carried out evasive manoeuvres, fired two signal rockets towards the pirate boats and contacted a Russian warship in the vicinity. A helicopter was dispatched to the location. The pirates aborted the attempt and moved away.