Mysterious tanker on fire in Aden, Yemen

Fire erupted in superstructure of a tanker anchored at Brega anchorage, Aden, Yemen, on July 16. Crew abandoned vessel with the help of local boats. Tanker belongs to a local businessman, who is believed to monopolize Aden oil supplies. Nobody is fighting fire. Vessel’s name is probably, SEA DRAGON, but no available tanker characteristics fit into this story. Tanker is in ballast, anchored, looking like she’s in a lay-up. Any additional information welcome [email protected]





My name is Mikhail Voytenko, I’m Russian, professional merchant marine navigator, by education and former experience. I own and run Maritime Bulletin website for more than 10 years. I've been involved in solving a number of piracy hijack cases, including the hijack of ro-ro FAINA, loaded with tanks. It was me who made public, and unravel, freighter ARCTIC SEA mystery. I've been also closely involved in a number of maritime disaster, one of them being MSC FLAMINIA major fire.