페이지 정보작성자 최고관리자 댓글 0건 조회 41회 작성일 20-05-19 11:31
One more mysterious attack in Gul of Aden
Product tanker STOLT APAL was
reportedly attacked by two skiffs with armed persons on board at around 1200
UTC May 17 in Gulf of Aden NE of Bosaso, Puntland, Somalia, while sailing west,
en route from Al Jubayul Persian Gulf, to Yanbu, Saudi Arabia, Red sea.
After multiple warning shots were fired by the armed guard team aboard Stolt Apal, the skiffs opened fire on the ship. The armed guard team returned fire, disabling one skiff and ending the pursuit,” a company spokesman told Reuters in emailed comments. The spokesman said the ship’s bridge had sustained minor damage from bullets but that there were no injuries.
Rather strange attacks on passing merchant ships in GoA region are occurring though very rarely, but rather regularly, during recent years. No such attack was ever identified and confirmed as purely pirate or purely terrorist, all of them remained a mystery in this aspect.
The one sure thing about all these attacks is, in all known cases attackers were repulsed by teams of private armed guards on board.