Teekay’s LNG Tanker Attacked off Yemen

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The liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker Galicia Spirit, owned by shipping company Teekay, experienced a suspected piracy attack on October 25 while it was off the coast of Yemen, according to the owner.

Crisis management and response consultancy NYA said that the tanker was approached by a small vessel and fired at utilizing a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG).

“No third parties managed to board the vessel during the incident and all crew members are safe and have been accounted for,” Teekay noted.

The 79,166 dwt tanker, which was able to maintain full propulsion, had a Djibouti warship in attendance when heading away from the area as a precaution.

The damage sustained during the attack is currently unknown.

According to data provided by VesslesValue, Galicia Spirit is sailing in the Red Sea on its way to Egypt’s port of Ain Sokhna, where it is scheduled to arrive on October 29.

The 2004-built tanker departed Ras Laffan, Qatar on October 19.

World Maritime News Staff

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