14 June 2009

Incident: Tanker fired upon

A tanker, not otherwise identified, is fired upon in the Gulf of Aden near the Bab el Mandeb. "Several speed boats approached the vessel, crossed its bow, and opened fire with automatic weapons. The tanker performed evasive maneuvers to prevent the men from boarding."(ONI Worldwide Threat to Shipping, 6/19/09)

The IMB says the vessel was an LPG tanker and that the attack occurred on the Red Sea side of the strait. (ICC/IMB Website)