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May Piracy Reports!!

PIRACY REPORTS!!!



The total number of pirate attacks in the Gulf of Aden and off east-coast Somalia so far in 2009 has already overtaken the figure for all of 2008, according to statistics collated by the International Maritime Bureauís Piracy Reporting Centre (PRC).

Recently Reported Incidents:

May 7, 2009 - Gulf of Aden: Armed pirates in skiffs attacked, boarded and hijacked a general cargo ship with eight crew. The ship is currently being taken to an unknown location.

May 7, 2009 - 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 flares 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.

May 7, 2009 - Dar es Salaam anchorage, Tanzania: Two robbers armed with knives boarded a container ship at anchor using hooks attached to a long pole. Alert crew saw the robbers and raised alarm. Upon hearing the alarm, the robbers jumped overboard and escaped with eight accomplices waiting in their boat.

May 7, 2009 - Gulf of Aden: Seven pirates in a boat came close to a bulk carrier underway. Pirates attempted to board by using an aluminum ladder and fired at the ship using guns and RPG. Master increased speed and carried out evasive manoeuvres and informed coalition forces. When the helicopter arrived the pirates aborted the attempt. Later a coalition warship approached the vessel and advised the ship to follow. The pirates were detained by the coalition warship.

May 6, 2009 - Gulf of Aden: Pirates armed with guns in a black and white speed boat chased a tanker and opened fire with automatic weapons. The vessel made evasive manoeuvres and escaped from the pirates.

May 5, 2009 - About 560 nm SE Mogadishu, Somalia: Eight pirates in two boats attempted to board a vehicles carrier underway. Pirates closed to 10 meters and attempted to board several times. Master increased speed and carried out evasive manoeuvres and prevented the boarding.



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