1 Jun 17 – Piracy Attack – GoO

Konstantinos Christoulakis Maritime Security Advisories / Alerts, Maritime Security Updates

On 1st June 2017 a Merchant vessel was attacked in position 2332N 06026E on 01 JUNE 17 at 0430Z. VESSEL IS SAFE.

Update: On 01 June 17 at 0430 UTC, a crude/oil products tanker (NAVIG8 PROVIDENCE) was attacked by 1 suspected pirate skiff , 100nm East of Muscat in the Gulf of Oman, in position 23.32’04N 060.26’03E. The oil tanker was approached by 1 white coloured skiff with 6 persons onboard. As the skiff closed towards the tanker there was an exchange of small arms fire between the skiff and the Armed Security Team embarked in the NAVIG8 PROVIDENCE. Piracy paraphernalia observed in the skiff. Defensive manoeuvres taken by the Master in accordance with BMP4, combined with the response of the Armed Security Team thwarted the attack. The vessel is now safe.