Saudi tanker hijacked in Gulf of Aden

European Union Naval Force has announced that the Saudi Arabia-flagged product tanker Al Nisr Al Saudi with deadweight of 5,136 tons was hijacked in the Gulf of Aden.

The ship was heading to Jeddah and has a crew of 14.

"They are all believed to be well. The ship was outside the Internationally Recognised Transit Corridor and was not registered on The Maritime Security Centre (Horn of Africa). The vessel is now in the vicinity of Garacad, a well known pirate stronghold," said a statement by the Naval Force.

 

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