ONI Advisory – 28 March – Merchant ship fired upon

A merchant ship was fired upon and hijacked by pirates from two skiffs on 28 March at 0600Z approximately 191 NM southeast of Salalah, Oman at 15:36N 057:04E.  This area will remain high risk for at least 24-48 hours.

Mariners are warned to avoid transiting near the area if possible.  If necessary to transit these waters, mariners are encouraged to use all counter-piracy measures and employ all best management practices.