Twenty incidents have been reported since 28.01.2006. Pirates are targeting ships preparing to anchor. Ships are advised to take extra precautions.Interesting report from the waters off Somalia:
22.05.2006 at 1815 LT in position: 01:57N-045:31E, 10.5nm SE of Mogadishu, Somalia.In another report it's news story when a humanitarian aid ship actually makes it to port in Somalia.
D/O on a general cargo ship underway noticed a target at range of 1.5nm on radar. He alerted two armed security guards on board. At 1910 LT duty A/B spotted a speedboat approaching from stern. Pirates in the boat opened fire at the ship and security guards fired back. Boat stopped and moved away.