maritime piracy

New pirate attack in the Gulf of Oman

(BRUSSELS2) A merchant ship was chased by 3 pirate skiffs this morning (March 6), 37 miles from the coast of Oman (off the coast of Sur, at the entrance to the Gulf of Oman). On board each skiff, 2 pirates each. The pursuers came very close to the ship, approximately 1000 meters from the ship. The ship was able to escape by accelerating and taking all the precautionary measures usually recommended by anti-piracy forces (and summarized in a document called BMP4). An attack had already taken place in the same area (closer to Pakistan, however, at the end of February).

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).

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