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New pirate attack off Oman

pirate-flag(BRUSSELS2) A merchant ship was the subject of a new attack attempt, on April 5, by pirates off the coast of Oman, not far from the island of Masirah according to geographical data (20° North , 59° East).

The attackers, aboard two skiffs and a dhow, approached quite closely, 300 meters from the ship according to maritime sources, before being dissuaded by fire from private guards on board the ship. (NGV)

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).