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Product tanker Burgan reportedly attacked in Gulf of Aden

Feb. 10, 2015 at 05:19 by Mikhail Voytenko in Maritime Security

Product tanker Burgan was attacked by pirates while under way in western direction in Gulf of Aden at around 2100 LT Feb 8, reported operator of the vessel, Kuwait Oil Tanker Company. Vessel was approached by 4 boats, who were scared off by team of armed guards on board. Indian Navy was also mentioned in the report as involved in thwarting attack, no details given. There are not enough details or proofs in the report to determine whether it was an attack, or suspicious approach. In the morning Feb 10 vessel was approaching Djibouti. Tanker arrived to to Horizon Terminal port in Djibouti from the Kuwaiti Al-Ahmadi port with 40303 tons of aviation fuel on board.

Product tanker Burgan reportedly attacked in Gulf of Aden

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