A 330-metre-long tanker Limburg managed by the company France Shipmanagement, with a capacity of 500,000 tonnes carrying almost 400,000 tonnes of crude oil was rammed by a boat stuffed with explosives.
More than 100 people are being held in Yemen on suspicion of terrorism links, including 15 in the bombing of the Cole. 12 of the 25-man crew were hospitalized with injuries. One of the ship's 17 Bulgarian crew is still missing. A Yemeni pilot is most likely missing as well.
It seems to be an attack in the same style as the USS Cole on October 12, 2000 when seventeen US sailors died and 38 were wounded.
Russia's Ambassador to Belarus, Mikhail Babich, said that Moscow would treat any military intervention in the affairs of Belarus as an attack on Russia