Genco Shipping & Trading has confirmed that one of its supramax bulkers has been hit by an “unidentified projectile” while transiting the Gulf of Aden.

The US-listed bulker owner confirmed in a statement to TradeWinds that the 55,250-dwt Genco Picardy (built 2005) was hit at about 20:30 local time.

The company confirmed that all seafarers aboard the vessel, which is laden with a cargo of phosphate rock, are uninjured.