According to IMB report, pirates on skiffs attempted to board a container ship from astern in Gulf Of Aden on 16th May. The attempt was successfully prevented.
The container ship underway spotted five skiffs approaching from astern. The master raised the alarm, increased speed and the crew mustered.
As the skiffs closed to five cables from the ship a ladder was noticed in one approaching skiff, Armed team onboard the vessel fired warning shots.
Master contacted the authorities and a nearby Japanese warship dispatched its helicopter, which resulted in the skiffs aborting and moving away.
Source: IMB Report