At 1400 local time 11 November 2009 shots were fired upon two RHIB’s from EU NAVFOR warship HNOMS Fridtjof Nansen, 83 nautical miles from Boosaaso.
The RHIB’s conducted a routine patrol off the Somali coast. Weather conditions were clear with good visibility. The RHIB’s were suddenly fired upon while passing some Dhows at a distance of approximately 400 meters. The EU NAVFOR units responded with cover fire and withdrew to a safe distance. There were no casualties on the EU NAVFOR Norwegian side.