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30.04.2009: 1224 UTC: Posn: 04:01.3S – 059:33.7E, About 900 nm ESE Mogadishu, Somalia.


Eight pirates in two speedboats armed with guns and RPG chased a container ship underway. Ship raised alarm, increased speed and took evasive manoeuvres. The pirates fired upon the ship with automatic guns and later aborted the attack. No injuries to crew. Ship sustained some damages. There was one pirate mother vessel, 10 – 15 meter length observed at 3 nm from the ship.

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