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Old 11-12-2009, 08:37 AM   #1
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Pirates HIGHLY active 1000nm East of Mogadishu Somalia week ending today 11 November 09



"11.11.2009: 01:05 UTC: Posn: 00:35S – 062:40E: Around 1050 nm east of Mogadishu, Somalia.

Pirates boarded the bulk carrier underway and hijacked it. The pirates have taken hostage 22 crew members and are now sailing the vessel to an undisclosed location.

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10.11.2009: 0200 UTC: Posn: 00:43.7S 061:57.8E, Around 1000nm east of Mogadishu, Somalia.

Pirates armed with RPG and assault rifles in two skiffs chased and fired upon a container ship underway with intent to hijack her. The skiffs approached the vessel from the starboard side at approximately 25 – 30 knots speed and were spotted by extra bridge lookout at distance of 3 nm. At that time the skiffs were not yet picked up on radar. Vessel increased speed, took evasive manoeuvres, deployed self protection measures and successfully deterred the attempted boarding after 30 min. Coalition forces informed.

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09.11.2009: 0830 UTC: Posn: 01:09S 061:35E, Around 990 nm ExS of Mogadishu, Somalia.



Several pirates armed with RPG and assault rifles in two skiffs chased and fired upon a tanker underway with intent to hijack her. Tanker increased speed, took evasive manoeuvres, deployed self protection measures and successfully deterred the attempted boarding after one hour. Coalition forces informed. Tanker sustained some damages.

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07.11.2009: 0600 UTC: Posn: 12:37.5N - 47:11.6E, Gulf of Aden.



Six pirates armed with automatic weapons and RPG in a skiff fired upon a general cargo ship underway. Master raised alarm, contacted coalition warship, increased speed and took evasive manoeuvres. The pirates attempted to board the ship using a ladder but were unable due to the ship’s freeboard and evasive action taken by the ship.

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06.11.2009: 0200 LT: Posn: 13:04.9N – 080:21.5E, Chennai anchorage, India.

Four robbers in a boat attempted to board an anchored chemical tanker from the forecastle. Duty crew sighted the robbers and raised the alarm. All crew mustered and rushed to the location. On seeing the crew alertness, the robbers escaped. Port control informed.

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05.11.2009: 0648 UTC: Posn: 13:42.8N – 050:56.1E, Gulf of Aden.

A small speedboat was sighted at a distance of four nm by a general cargo ship underway. When the boat passed the port beam of the ship, it immediately changed course and approached the ship from astern. Duty officer raised alarm, contacted warship for assistance and crew mustered. Master increased speed and took evasive manoeuvres. As the boat came closer, four pirates with guns were sighted. The pirates attempted to board the ship several times. Later the pirates aborted the attempted attack due to the evasive manoeuvres.

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05.11.2009: 0320 LT: Posn: 06:00.6S - 105:56.4E, Ciwandan anchorage, Indonesia.

Four robbers in a small boat boarded a bulk carrier at anchor from the stern. The robbers tied up one duty AB and took the other one at knife point to the engine room. The robbers stole engine spares and escape. No injuries to crew.

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05.11.2009: 0426 UTC: Posn: 09:40.36S – 045:05.48E, 690 nm south of Mogadishu, Somalia.

Pirates have attacked and hijacked a bulk carrier underway. Further information awaited.

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02.11.2009: 0810 UTC: Posn: 03:34.3S – 045:40.1E, Around 330 nm south of Mogadishu, Somalia.

Two skiffs with six armed pirates in each boat chased and fired upon a bulk carrier underway. Pirates were unable to hook their ladder onto the ship’s side. Master increased speed and carried out evasive manoeuvres. Fire hoses activated. After 20 minutes the pirates gave up. Ship sustained bullet holes but no casualties.

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02.11.2009: 1213 UTC: Posn: 07:55S – 047:40E, Around 600 nm SSE of Mogadishu, Somalia.

One skiff with five pirates chased and fired upon a chemical tanker underway while two more skiffs were stood by in the vicinity. Ship increased speed and enforced evasive manoeuvres and moved away. Ship sustained bullet holes.
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Old 11-12-2009, 03:50 PM   #2
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Scary stuff!
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Here is a report I would LIKE to read:

Six pirates armed with assault rifles and RPG in a skiff fired upon a general cargo ship underway. As it turned out the cargo ship wasn't actually a cargo ship but was in fact an aircraft carrier. Carrier returned fire with tomahawk missiles and F-14A Tomcats with air to sea missiles. Carrier crew currently trying to recover the remains of the pirates.
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Old 11-18-2009, 12:06 AM   #4
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Here is a report I would LIKE to read:

Six pirates armed with assault rifles and RPG in a skiff fired upon a general cargo ship underway. As it turned out the cargo ship wasn't actually a cargo ship but was in fact an aircraft carrier. Carrier returned fire with tomahawk missiles and F-14A Tomcats with air to sea missiles. Carrier crew currently trying to recover the remains of the pirates.
I guess the phrase "deployed self protection measures" could mean something along these lines. Maybe not tomahawk missiles, but surely something that hurts.

And I fully understand the skippers firing lethal weaponry at pirates firing lethal weaponry.

However there are some serious questions to be asked about the situation.

The first bunch is concerned about how this situation could arise in the first place, and I DO think that in the larger context we (among other things) would find those chinese shits we buy in the nearby shop and dump next week.

The second bunch is concerned about how the strongest military forces of the world owning the best technology cannot stop a (dozen of) handful bad guys firing at innocent people in an open playground like the ocean. Not a jungle, not a crowded city, not a far away mountain. An ocean.
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Another set of Piracy Reports - Period 12th <> 16th November

No let up !

16.11.2009: 1053 UTC: Posn: 08:0.11S - 045:58E, Around 600 nm SxE of Mogadishu, Somalia.

Pirates armed with machine guns attacked, boarded and hijacked a chemical tanker underway. They took hostage 28 crew members. The pirates are in control of the tanker and are sailing her to an unknown destination.

13.11.2009: 2347 LT: Puerto la Cruz anchorage, Venezuela.

Three robbers were seen at the forecastle of a tanker at anchor. Robbers were lowering ship stores into their boat when sighted. Master raised alarm. Robbers escaped with stolen stores. Port authorities informed.

13.11.2009: 0446 UTC: Posn: 00:42S – 047:58E, Around 220 nm SE of Mogadishu, Somalia.

Pirates in a white skiff armed with guns chased and fired upon a general cargo ship underway. Vessel raised alarm, contacted coalition forces, increased speed and took evasive manoeuvres and managed to evade the attempted boarding.

13.11.2009: 0720 UTC: Posn: 11:26S – 043:42E, Around 810 nm south of Mogadishu, Somalia.

Pirates in two small boats armed with guns chased a Ro-Ro ship underway with intent to hijack her. Ship raised alarm, informed flag state authorities who informed the coalition forces, increased speed and took evasive manoeuvres and managed to evade the attempted boarding.

10.11.2009: 0410 UTC: Posn: 06:33S – 048:14E, Around 540 nm SE of Mogadishu, Somalia.

Pirates in two, skiffs armed with RPG and machine guns chased and fired upon a container ship underway. Ship raised alarm, contacted coalition forces, increased speed and took evasive manoeuvres. The pirates continued firing with machine guns and made several attempts to board her. Crew activated fire hoses and master continued with the evasive manoeuvres and finally managed to deter the attempted attack.

12.11.2009: 0536 UTC: Posn: 14:33N – 054:08E, Gulf of Aden.

Pirates armed with assault rifles in skiffs attacked a bulk carrier underway. They chased and fired upon the ship with intent to hijack her. The ship increased speed, took evasive manoeuvres, deployed self protection measures and successfully deterred the boarding. The pirates aborted the attempt at 0832 UTC.

12.11.2009: 0330 UTC: Posn: 14:36.1N – 054:14.5E, Gulf of Aden.

Pirates armed with assault rifles in skiffs attacked a bulk carrier underway. They fired upon the ship and attempted to board her. The ship increased speed, took evasive manoeuvres, deployed self protection measures and successfully deterred the boarding.
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