Pirates attack tanker Stolt Apal off Yemen

A vessel was attacked in the Gulf of Aden on Sunday, offshore of Yemen's port of Mukalla (location shown in red). (Screenshot)
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Updated 17 May 2020

Pirates attack tanker Stolt Apal off Yemen

  • Stolt Tankers said six armed pirates approached the vessel in two speedboats
  • Maritime security firm Dryad Global said it was the ninth reported incident in the Gulf of Aden this year

DUBAI: Stolt Tankers said its vessel the Stolt Apal was attacked by pirates 75 nautical miles off Yemen's coast on Sunday.
Stolt Tankers said six armed pirates approached the vessel in two speedboats.

"After multiple warning shots were fired by the armed guard team aboard Stolt Apal, the skiffs opened fire on the ship. The armed guard team returned fire, disabling one skiff and ending the pursuit," Stolt Tankers said.
"The bridge area sustained minor damage from bullets but there were no injuries, no pollution and no cargo impacted on Stolt Apal. A coalition warship responded and Stolt Apal has resumed her voyage." 

Maritime security firm Dryad Global said it was the ninth reported incident in the Gulf of Aden this year. 


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