Middle East Economic Survey


No 20



Oil Tanker Hijacking Thwarted By Iranian Warships

An attempt by pirates to hijack a UAE-flagged oil tanker was on 7 May thwarted by the Iranian navys 14th Fleet of warships en route to the Red Sea, according to reports by Iranian news network Press TV. The Emirati vessel was reportedly sailing from Bahrain to the Red Sea when it was attacked by two pirate boats. On picking up the tankers distress call, the Iranian warships came...