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Nippon Yusen's Oil Tanker Hit by `Rocket' Off Yemen (Update2)

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posted on Apr, 28 2008 @ 09:06 PM
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A Nippon Yusen K.K. crude oil tanker was fired upon by a small boat off the coast of Yemen. There were no injuries.

The oil carrier named Takayama was hit at 4:40 a.m. Yemeni time by a ``rocket-like weapon'', the Japanese Coast Guard said today in Tokyo. The vessel, which carries a crew of 23 and is able to steer on its own, left the South Korean port of Ulsan on April 4, Nippon Yusen said in a statement on its Web site.

The attack may spur crude oil prices to records, said Hidetoshi Shioda, a senior energy analyst at Mizuho Securities Co. Crude rose above $117 a barrel for the first time in New York after OPEC said it will maintain production, rejecting calls from the U.K. and Japan to boost output.


www.bloomberg.com...

Strangely, they never mentioned suspects or anything of a investigation. I'm surprised they didnt blame Al Queada. This attack is suspect.




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