31 May 2009

Incident: Stolt Strength attacked in Red Sea

The tanker Stolt Strength is attacked in the Red Sea 60 NM northwest of the Bab el Mandeb by seven armed men in a fast craft.
The captain increased speed, conducted evasive maneuvers, and contacted coalition forces. Yemeni coast guard dispatched their military boats and later a coalition helicopter arrived at the location. No injuries were reported. The vessel sustained holes from RPG and automatic gunfire.
(ONI Worldwide Threat to Shipping, 6/19/09)

Stolt Strength is 175 m in length and registered in the Phillipines. (vesseltracker.com)