Maritime

Oil tanker catches fire after pirate RPG attack

“Pirates fired a rocket-propelled grenade at an oil tanker Wednesday off the Yemeni coast, starting a fire aboard the vessel.

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The 26 crew members on board the 900-foot Brillante Virtuoso, which was carrying over 141,000 tonnes of fuel oil from Ukraine to Qingdao, China, abandoned ship after pirates fired into their bedroom block early Wednesday morning. “

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