April 6, 2010
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.
Container Vessel "Hamburg Bridge" Escapes Pirate Attack off Gulf of Aden
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, LTD announces that our operated container vessel "Hamburg Bridge"(Panama flag, Philippine crew) was attacked and fired by pirates high-speed boat about 250 miles (about 450 km) east of Gulf of Aden around at 21:00 JST on Monday, April 5 (local time: 16:00 on April 5). The ship sustained with some minor damage to the hull, but quickly accelerated and took evasive maneuvers. After about 45 minutes, the pirates ended the pursuit.
No one was injured in the attack, and no oil leaked from the hull.
"Hamburg Bridge" continues her intended voyage to Port Said via the Suez Canal by her own power.