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IMSC moves to reassure mariners in Middle East

21st May 2020 - 16:30 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London

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Amid reports of an attack on a UK-flagged tanker by unknown assailants off the coast of Yemen, the UK-led International Maritime Security Construct (IMSC) said that the incident ‘served as an example’ of the type of behaviour it is tasked to deter.

The 17 May incident saw a tanker, possibly the M/V Stolt Apal, approached by two speedboats approximately 100 miles (320km) off the Yemeni coast, within the Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor and inside the IMSC’s area of operations. Reports indicate a possible exchange of fire between the unknown attackers and the merchant vessel’s embarked security team.

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