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Tanker attacked in Bab el Mandeb UPDATE not by pirates

May 31, 2017 at 13:18 by Mikhail Voytenko in Maritime Security

June 01 UPDATE: According to EUNAVFOR and local sources, tanker was most probably, attacked by Houthi rebels, Somali pirates have nothing to do with this attack.

Tanker was attacked and fired upon by pirates at around 0700 UTC May 31, in position 12 33N 043 30E, some 7 nm southeast of Mayyum island, Bab el Mandeb Strait. Tradewinds believes it was product tanker MUSKIE, en route from Fujairah UAE to Rabigh Saudi Arabia. Attack was thwarted by armed guards on board, vessel continued her voyage, understood there were no injures, no damages.

Tanker attacked in Bab el Mandeb UPDATE not by pirates

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