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Gulf of Aden

07.05.2009: 1220 LT: Posn: 12:12.4N – 045:45.2E, Gulf of Aden.


One blue coloured skiff with nine pirates armed with guns approached a tanker underway. They attempted to board the tanker. Master raised alarm and crew mustered. Alert crew fired four rocket flares and threw two hand flare on the pirate boat. Master took evasive manoeuvres and reported to coalition warship in the vicinity. Pirates aborted the attempt at 1245 LT due to vessel’s evasive manoeuvres and firing of rocket flares.

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