Bimco’s security head has said the US Pentagon theory that a recent attack on a tanker off the Gulf of Aden is Somali piracy — rather than terrorist targeting of Israeli ships — has yet to be confirmed.

Jakob P Larsen told TradeWinds that Pentagon comments that the attempted boarding of the 20,000-dwt Central Park (built 2015) was Somali piracy did not represent a “definitive statement”.