Pirate Attack: Gulf of Aden

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Pirates have attacked a Liberian-flagged tanker in the Gulf of Aden, just off the IRTC. 

According to the report, a pirate action group consisting of five skiffs approached the vessel at 0556 UTC in position 14:18N-049:54E, approximately 35nm SE of the Yemeni coast. The armed security team on board the tanker fired warning shots, which resulted in the pirates aborting their attack. A Japanese warship responded to the incident and is now on scene.