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Gulf of Aden

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.

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