A number of private security firms have confirmed to Splash that the laden Teekay LNG vessel Galicia Spirit was fired on by an RPG off the coast of Yemen today. The 2004-built ship and its crew escaped unharmed.
The incident happened mid-morning eight nautical miles off of Perim Island.
A group on a skiff approached the 138,000 cu m ship and fired an RPG which fortunately did no harm to the gas ship, which has since continued its voyage towards Egypt with a warship providing guard.
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RPG fired at gas ship off Yemen