Pirates Attack Two Vessels in the GoA

The International Maritime Bureau’s Piracy Reporting Center reports of two pirate attacks Monday on two merchant vessels within just a few miles of each other in the Gulf of Aden.

Pirates Attack Two Vessels in the Gulf of Aden

BY MIKE SCHULER

The International Maritime Bureau’s Piracy Reporting Center reports of two pirate attacks Monday on two merchant vessels within just a few miles of each other in the Gulf of Aden.

In the first attack, IMB reports that five pirates aboard a skiff approached and fired upon an underway tanker in the Gulf of Aden. The Master raised the alarm, activated fire hoses, increased speed and took evasive maneuvers before pirates aborted the attack due to the presence of the shipboard armed security team, the IMB report says.

In the second attack, IMB says that a group of five armed pirates aboard a skiff attacked a bulk carrier while underway in the Gulf of Aden…[Click here to continue reading].

Source: gCaptain.

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