ONI Issues Maritime Warning for the Indian Ocean

Via the US Office of Naval Intelligence: The following is a maritime warning for mariners operating in the Gulf of Oman, North Arabian Sea, Gulf of Aden, and the Bab el Mandeb regions. Be advised, elevated regional tensions have increased the risk of potential maritime attacks being conducted by extremists. Vessels at anchor, operating in restricted maneuvering environments, … [Read more...]

3rd Update: ONI Piracy Advisory… M/T Liquid Velvet is on the Prowl

This just in from the Office of Naval Intelligence: ***3rd Update*** VESSEL IS HEADING NORTHEAST TOWARDS THE ARABIAN SEA IN POSITION 10-58N 053-23E AT A SPEED OF 7.6 KTS. M/T LIQUID VELVET is likely conducting mothership operations in hopes of hijacking new vessels.  Mariners are advised to remain vigilant with their counter-piracy measures and be on the look out for … [Read more...]

ONI Advisory: Merchant ship fired upon in Arabian Sea

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]