May 2009

At 0758 UTC on May 28th 2009 inside the Gulf of Aden, a reported pirate attack occurred against a Norwegian owned bulk carrier sailing under Liberian flag.
May 28, 2009
Early this morning, suspected pirates attacked two different merchant vessels in the Gulf of Aden. A distress call was picked up by the Italian EU NAVFOR warship, MAESTRALE, which immediately sent a helicopter to the area.
May 22, 2009
A number of recent press articles have contained allegations that piracy attacks in the Gulf of Aden and the Somali Basin are being coordinated by "well-placed advisers" in London.
May 18, 2009
 Since yesterday afternoon, 15 May 2009, the EU Naval Force Atalanta has been reinforced by 3 new assets from Sweden.
May 16, 2009
This morning at 09:00hrs local time a small Dutch cargo vessel of 2500 tons was hijacked probably by Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden while sailing westbound in the transit corridor. The vessel, with eight crew onboard and a cargo of coke, has now altered course towards Somalia.
May 07, 2009
A German owned and German managed bulk carrier this afternoon was hijacked in the Gulf of Aden in a position approximately 120 nautical miles north of Boosaaso in Somalia.
May 05, 2009
A UK owned bulk carrier, carrying a load of 35.000 tons of soya, was hijacked today at first daylight in a position approximately 250 nautical miles South-West of the Seychelles. The crew is believed to be unhurt.
May 02, 2009