Iran navy thwarts 'pirate attack' on oil tanker in Gulf of Aden - report

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Iran navy thwarts 'pirate attack' on oil tanker in Gulf of Aden - report
Four boats, each carrying six armed pirates, attempted to hijack the tanker, which was heading for the Bab-el Mandeb Strait. They turned back after an Iranian Navy escort squad fired warning shots.
By MICHAEL STARR, AARON REICH
NOVEMBER 1, 2021

Iran's Navy has reportedly thwarted an attempted "pirate attack" on an oil tanker sailing for the Gulf of Aden, south of Yemen and past the Red Sea, Iranian media has reported. Four boats, each carrying six armed pirates were en-route to hijacking the tanker, which was heading for the Bab-el Mandeb Strait, but they were warded off by an Iranian Navy squad aboard the vessel, according to Iran's semi-official Tasnim News Agency.

The report claimed the pirates tried to hijack the vessel but were scared off by the warning shots, which is in line with many attempted pirate attacks. This is not the only reported instance of Iranian naval forces repelling pirate attacks on their ships in the region. In mid-October, state television reported that five pirate ships attacked two oil tankers, but were scared away by Iranian forces.

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