Security Alert: Vessel Fired Upon in Gulf of Oman

November 23, 2017
Michael Cleary

Date: 22-Nov-17                               Time: UNKNOWN

Lat: 24°51.00   North                        Long: 058°33.00   East    

 

Event: Pirate Attack

 

Gulf of Oman   

It has been reported that a cargo ship whilst underway was approached by five skiffs 100nm east of Fujairah. The assailants were unsuccessful in their boarding attempt due to the vessels evasive manoeuvres. UPDATE: It has been reported that there were three skiffs with armed men onboard, the skiffs approached the vessel from the stern. The armed men did fire upon the Vessel in this incident.

 

Vessels within a 100 nautical mile radius should increase their anti-piracy deterrents in line with Best Management Practices 4. This should include increased twenty four hour anti-piracy watch keeping and radar monitoring. Vessel hardening should be checked and where appropriate bolstered.

 

Source: Clearwater

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