The terrorist raid on Mumbai in late November 2008 dramatized the maritime aspect of the war against terrorism. Soon after the raid, the Indians claimed a surviving terrorist stated that he was one of 16 who had come by sea. They hijacked a small Indian fishing boat, killing the crew. The boat provided cover for their entry into Indian coastal waters; they came ashore by dinghy. The Indian authorities associated the attack with a Pakistani Islamist organization with ambiguous ties to Pakistani intelligence.