Pirates attack oil tanker near Bab al-Mandab

A major pirate attack on an oil tanker has been reported on Wednesday while it was transiting the Bab al-Mandab Strait en route from Ukraine to India, coalition spokesman Major General Ahmed Assiri exclusively confirmed to AlArabiya.net.

The pirates fired a rocket-propelled grenade at LNG tanker Melati Satu, Assiri told AlArabiya.net.

The crew of the Tuvalu-registered tanker sent a distress call that was received by a UAE ship and passed it to the Saudi Arabian naval ship Majesty Riyadh.

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Source: english.alarabiya.net

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