Stolt Tankers said its vessel the Stolt Apal was assaulted by privateers 75 nautical miles off Yemen’s coast on Sunday.
Stolt Tankers said six furnished privateers moved toward the vessel in two speedboats.
After various notice shots were discharged by the equipped watchman group on board Stolt Apal, the rowboats started shooting at the boat. The outfitted gatekeeper group returned fire, impairing one rowboat and consummation the interest,” Stolt Tankers said.
“The extension zone continued minor harm from slugs yet there were no wounds, no contamination and no freight affected on Stolt Apal. An alliance warship reacted and Stolt Apal has continued her journey.”
Sea security firm Dryad Global said it was the ninth announced occurrence in the Gulf of Aden this year.