Pirates attacked the 73,821 dwt products tanker ‘Hellespont Protector’ in the Gulf of Aden, according to Hellespont, but were unsuccessful in their bid to capture the vessel.
The tanker was approached by the pirates’ vessel while it was sailing in a Thai navy convoy.
“When the attack occurred, the master took evasive action to deter the pirates. The Thai navy launched a helicopter in response to the request for assistance by the vessel,” the company said.
Hellespont Ship Management GmbH & Co KG.
HELLESPONT PROTECTOR General Specifications
General Specifications P&I Club
Call Sign: A8LD3 P&I Club Britannnia
Hull: Double hull Capacities
Built: 2007-12 Oil @ 98% m3:: 81,302
Yard: NCS Oil @ 98% Barrels: 531,198
Class: ABS Slop tanks only @ 98% 2,833
IMO number: 9351452