Armed Pirates Chase and Fire Upon Tanker off Somalia

Six armed persons in a skiff chased and fired upon a product tanker underway off the coast of Somalia on April 22, according to IMB Piracy Reporting Centre.

The incident occurred in the afternoon hours while the undisclosed tanker was some 5.7 nautical miles East of Somali coast.

The skiff chased the tanker for nearly two hours and then moved away due to the continuous evasive manoeuvres.

One crew was reported injured following the incident.

IMB said that the Master raised the alarm and sent a distress message, to which a warship responded.

 

 

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