In the early morning of April 8, the General Cargo ship MV Susan K was pirated approximately 200 nautical miles North-East of Salalah, Oman; a location only 35 nautical miles from the Omani coastline. The vessel was attacked and boarded by at least 10 pirates although exact details of the attack are not known at this time. The Antigua & Barbuda flagged and German owned vessel was on its way to Port Sudan (Sudan) from Mumbai (India) when it was attacked. The MV Susan K has a crew of 10 (4 Ukraine and 6 Filipino). There is no further information about the crew at present.
The MV SUSAN K was registered with MSC(HOA) and was reporting to UKMTO. EUNAVFOR are continuing to monitor the situation.