An oil tanker carrying US $8.1-million worth of gasoline and an all-Indian crew of 22 has gone missing off the coast of Africa, prompting fears that it has been hijacked by pirates.
On Saturday night the oil tanker Al Heera sailing off the coast of Yemen came under attack from pirates in multiple small craft. A distress call was issued and picked up by the Chinese naval frigate Hengyang.
The Iranian Navy has announced that one of its ships prevented a pirate attack on an oil tanker near Bab Al-Mandeb Strait.
Costs for ships calling in Middle East expected to drop when a high-risk area for pirate attacks is halved in December.
The Iranian Navy has prevented another pirate attack in international waters, this time saving an oil tanker.
Iran reports that two foreign merchant vessels have been saved by navy from pirate attacks in Gulf of Aden.
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Two pirate attacks reported in April while grounded tanker remains cause for concern