As Stolt Tankers informed, the six armed pirates approached the vessel in two speedboats.

After multiple warning shots were fired by the armed guard team aboard Stolt Apal, the skiffs opened fire on the ship. The armed guard team returned fire, disabling one skiff and ending the pursuit, the company added.

In addition, the bridge area sustained minor damages from bullets but there were no injuries, no pollution and no cargo impacted on Stolt Apal.

A coalition warship responded and Stolt Apal has resumed her voyage

Stolt Tankers concluded.