google-site-verification: googlee9447d3b266da5de.html Expert: Attack on ship carrying LNG from Qatar was ‘likely terrorism’

Expert: Attack on ship carrying LNG from Qatar was ‘likely terrorism’

A recent attack on a ship carrying liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Qatar was likely an act of terrorism, not piracy, a marine security expert has told Doha News.

And though Qatar wasn’t the target, it could lose business if such attacks continue, the analyst added.

The Galicia Spirit, a Spanish-registered LNG tanker, was approached by a small boat off the coast of Yemen on Oct. 25.

Following an investigation, it was determined this week that the small boat was carrying a “substantial amount of explosives,” enough to cause significant damage to the Galicia, owner Teekay said.

ASKET note:

The quote 'He added that a “catastrophic explosion” is unlikely due to the extensive safety features of LNG carriers.' was based on the original interview when it was believed the attack by by RPG.

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