The U.S. Navy Liaison Office (MARLO) in Bahrain has issued an alert following an attack by two skiffs on a merchant vessel in the Gulf of Oman, advises GAC.
The attack is reported to have taken place on or about 280902Z FEB 2014 at the position 22:28N - 060:51.5E, GULF OF OMAN.
The skiffs are reported to have each had 2-3 personnel onboard, some wearing masks. Ladders were sighted and the skiffs paralleled the vessel's course and speed.
At the onset, the vessel executed procedures IAW BMP and Oman Coast Guard vessel on-scene approached the skiffs.
Vessels in the vicinity are urged to operate with a heightened level of security and report any suspicious activity to MSCHOA, UKMTO or MARLO.
For any questions contact MARLO at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at +973-3940-1395