Tanker Safe Following Attack off Somali Coast

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Monday, October 14, 2013

EU Naval Force confirmed that on Friday, October 11, 2013, a fully laden super tanker, known as a Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC), was fired upon by eight armed men in two ‘skiffs’ 230 miles off the Somali coast.

The attack was repelled by the Armed Security Team on board the super tanker and the vessel is now safe, EU Naval Force reported.

The Maritime Security Center (Horn of Africa), based at the EU Naval Force Operations Center, Northwood, U.K., has issued an alert about the whereabouts and nature of the attack, to warn other ships transiting the area to be vigilant.

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