Pirates fire on merchant tanker off Yemen

A merchant tanker was approached by a small vessel and fired at, utilizing a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) off the coast of Yemen, Asket cited reports from crisis management and response consultancy NYA.

All crew members aboard the vessel were reported as safe, and the ship continued its voyage.

The damage sustained during the attack is currently unknown.

The vessel in question is reportedly the 79,166 dwt LNG tanker Galicia Spirit. According to data provided by VesslesValue, the tanker is currently in the Red Sea on its way to Egypt’s port of Ain Sokhna, where it is scheduled to arrive on October 29.

The 2004-built tanker departed Ras Laffan, Qatar on October 19.

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