Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Somali Pirates: Chemical Ship Defended by Armed Security Guards

Reported at IMB's Live Piracy Report
Gulf of Aden
Type of Attack :Attempted
Narrations: 29.08.2011: 0655 UTC: Posn: 12:30.25N – 043:52.37E, Gulf of Aden.
Five pirates armed with guns in two skiffs approached a chemical tanker underway. Master raised alarm, gave one long blast and crew mustered at a safe place. When the skiffs came close to 15 metres from the tanker, the onboard security team fired warning shots resulting in the pirates aborting the attack.


  1. Anonymous2:29 AM

    no warning shots, shoot to kill pirates

  2. I am searching for Somali pirates and ideas about them and I think by gathering enough information about them I can simply understand why people must invest for armed security than anything else.