ONI Advisory – Merchant Ship Attacked in Indian Ocean – 23 March

A merchant ship was attacked and possibly boarded by pirates on 21 March at 1230Z approximately 531 NM northeast of Salalah, Oman at 17:14N 063:18E.  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.