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The hijacked tanker Central Park with two Bulgarians on board has been rescued

| updated on 11/27/23 9:51 AM
Photo: EPA/BGNES

The tanker Central Park with two Bulgarian sailors on board, which was hijacked yesterday by unknown armed attackers in the Gulf of Aden, is now safe. A US warship responded to a distress call and the vessel was freed, Reuters and the Guardian reported, citing US authorities.

The commercial tanker is loaded with phosphoric acid, sails under the flag of Liberia and is under the management of the multinational shipping company Zodiac Maritime - part of the Zodiac Group of Israeli billionaire Eyal Ofer. It is assumed that this is the reason why the ship became the target of a series of attacks off Yemen related to the war between Hamas and Israel.

A week ago, the Yemeni Houthi rebels captured an Israeli-linked cargo ship in the southern part of the Red Sea, whose captain and assistant captain are Bulgarian citizens.

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