UPDATE: Pirate Attack Alert: Gulf of Oman

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MSC-HOA has issued an alert concerning a pirate attack at the edge of the Gulf of Oman.

The report states that an unnamed merchant vessel was attacked at 0851 UTC by two skiffs, each with 2-3 people on board, in position 22:28.0N-060:51.5E. Ladders were sighted in the skiffs. No further details at this time.

UPDATE: MSC-HOA has now downgraded this incident to a Suspicious Approach. It is not known why they initially suggested it was an attack.

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