A United States Destroyer captured five terrorists who attempted to hijack an Israeli-linked tanker.
“US Navy personnel from the USS Mason responded to a distress call from the crew onboard an Israeli linked tanker,” shared Fox News correspondent Jennifer Griffin. “5 armed gunmen tried to hijack the ship in Gulf of Aden. US Navy pursued toward Yemen. Warning shots fired. Gunmen now being interrogated.”
“It is the second time in days that the Central Park tanker has been targeted for hijacking. The first time Houthis tried to take the ship near Hodeida. The 5 gunmen boarded from a skiff by pulling up alongside the tanker which I am told ‘has a low free board.'”
The Central Partk tanker is managed by Zodiac Maritime, a U.K.-based company reportedly linked to Israeli billionaire’s Eyal Ofer’s Zodiac Group.
The captured individuals are “now being questioned by the U.S. military under counter piracy authorities,” Griffin added.
The hijackers are allegedly Houthi rebels.