EUNAVFOR thwarts pirate attack in Gulf of Aden

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A product tanker was targeted by pirates in the Gulf of Aden last Friday. A total of six individuals were apprehended by the European Union Naval Force (EUNAVFOR).

The vessel and its crew are reported to be safe following the attack.

According to the UK Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO), the vessel had been approached by a small craft carrying armed individuals with ladders.

There was exchange of fire, causing the small craft to abort its approach.

EUNAVFOR confirmed the approach on the Marshall Islands-flagged Chrystal Arctic, while located approximately 100 nautical miles north of Bosaso, Somalia.