BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 A.M.) – A group of pirates targeted a United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO ship that was sailing off the coast of Yemen.

According to the company Stolt Tankers, which operates chemical and parcel tankers, their vessels had been attacked by a group of pirates while sailing near the Yemeni coast.

In particular, the vessel Stolt Apal, which sails under a U.K. flag, was approached by two speedboats that later opened fire on the ship.

“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”, Stolt Tankers statement said.

Stolt Tankers said the pirate attack resulted in some minor damage to the vessel, but no casualties were reported among the crew members.

Following the incident, the ship continued along their route without any interruption.

The United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) announced on early Sunday that the ship was attacked while it was sailing through the Gulf of Aden, which is near one of Yemen’s largest cities and ports.

“Vessels transiting the area are advised to exercise extreme caution”, UKMTO said, adding that the attack happened around 12:30 P.M. (local time).

While the attack happened in the Gulf of Aden, it was cited near the port of Mukalla, which is located east of Aden city.

As a result of this attack, the maritime security firm Dryad Global announced that this was the ninth reported incident in the Gulf of Aden this year.

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Source: Sputnik

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