Vessel attacked in east of Muscat, Oman near Posn: 23:32.4N – 060:26.3E.
01.06.2017: 0430 UTC: Posn: 23:32.4N – 060:26.3E, Around 103 NM East of Muscat, Oman
As per our sources, Six persons armed with guns approached & fired upon a tanker underway in a skiff. This happened around 103 NM East of Muscat, Oman Posn: 23:32.4N – 060:26.3E. An alarm was raised; non-essential crew retreated to the citadel. The vessels speed was increased, evasive manoeuvres conducted and on-board armed security team fired warning shots resulting in the skiffs to scatter.
A mother vessel was also seen in the vicinity. Vessel is safe and there are no reports regarding any crew injuries. Mariners & Merchant vessels to exercise extreme caution near this area.