Sunday, February 13, 2011

Breaking News: Merchant Vessel Hijacking confirmed in Arabian Sea

Just in from the Office of Naval Intelligence

A merchant vessel has been confirmed hijacked at 1548Z on 12 February in position 201409N 0641917E, approximately 286NM east of Masirah Island, Oman.
This area will remain high risk for at least the next 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.

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