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.