Another Iranian tanker evades sea pirates
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 31 /Trend M. Moezzi/
Another one of Iranian oil tankers managed to escape the assault of the sea pirates, Mehr News Agency reported.
On March 22 a speed boat attacked the Iranian tanker "Hengam" in the Arabian Sea. The tanker, which had off loaded its oil in Mediterranean ports and was headed to Kharg Island, managed to evade the pirates' attacks for several hours. Iran's navy came to the tanker's aid.
Sea pirates roam the waters from the horn of Africa to Somalia and Kenya's east coast to the north of Madagascar.
About 12 million barrels of crude oil are transported through the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait on the way to Europe and the United States and more than 40 percent of liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports pass through the Strait.