Iranian VLCC Hadi loaded with crude oil was attacked by Somali pirates
at 1439 UTC Nov 25, in 19 47N 062 59E, central part of Arabian sea.
Vessel was fired upon from AK’s and RPG, but managed to evade pirates
and escape. Vessel’s voyage given as Kharg Isl, Iran - Ain Sukhna
Terminal, Egypt, in this respect position of attack seems to be strange – why tanker wandered deep in Indian ocean, such route not suiting either claimed voyage or safety, as those waters are now most dangerous. Hadi
is one of re-flagged vessels of National Iranian Tanker Co, so maybe
strange route has to do something with sanctions?
Hadi IMO 9362073, dwt 317130, built 2007, flag Cyprus, owner National Iranian Tanker Co. (NITC).