KUWAIT: Crew and security personnel of a Kuwaiti oil tanker sailing through the Gulf of Aden have succeeded in foiling a bid by pirates to take over the gigantic vessel.
Sheikh Talal Al-Khaled Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, Chief Executive Officer of Kuwait Oil Tanker Company, told KUNA the botched attack was launched on the tanker at 20:50 on Sunday, while it was en route from the Kuwaiti Al-Ahmadi port to Horizon Terminal port in Djibouti.
The crew members and personnel skillfully confronted the pirates and failed their attack, according to standard security procedures.
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Maritime Security News Note:
This has not been classified as an attack by any of the region’s reporting agencies, UKMTO included. Nothing to suggest weapons or ladders were sighted or shots fired at the tanker.