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STOLT APAL Attacked by Armed Pirates near Yemen Coast

Product Tanker of STOLT, named as APAL –imo number 9719240, UK flag was attacked near the coast of YEMEN by armed pirates. Vessel was having armed guard team and the attack was successfully repulsed. As per the information given by the vessel, two armed speed boats approached the vessel. As Security guards fired to warn them off, they opened fire on the ship. There are damages on the bridge area of the ship, though minor. No injuries have been reported, and the ship is on the scheduled as planned. Number of piracy related incidents has gone up in the GULF OF ADEN area. As per a security agency, this was ninth incident related to a pirate attack on ship, in this area.
With world suffering from Corona, such numbers of incidents have gone up. It is not a good sign.

MG Staff
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