Loss Prevention Bulletin - 16 October 2018
Date of incident: 16/10/2018
Four pirates armed with Kalashnikov-style rifles approached an underway bulk carrier on a speedboat at 1534hrs local time, 340 nm off the coast of Mogadishu. The Master raised the alarm and contacted authorities. On-board armed guards returned fire on approaching pirates, resulting in the abortion of the attack. All crew were reported safe. This recent incident again shows the value of armed guards in the Gulf of Aden/Indian Ocean high risk area.