China Admonishes US Navy For South China Sea Carrier Patrol
by Cate Cadell (Reuters) – The United States often sends ships and aircraft into the South China Sea to “flex its muscles” and this is not good for peace, China’s...
The Office of Naval Intelligence has just issued an advisory warning mariners of an attack on a merchant vessel. According to the statement, a merchant ship was fired upon by pirates from one skiff today, April 1, at 0230Z approximately 221 NM southwest of Salalah, Oman at 14:05N 051:43E. The mothership is said to be an off-white hulled fishing vessel. This area will remain high risk for at least 24-48 hours.
ONI advises mariners to avoid transiting near the area, if possible, or use all counter-piracy measures and employ all best management practices.
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