2 piracy incidents reported in Sea of Oman

Muscat - 

Pirate activities have continued with two further incidents reported by the NATO Shipping Centre (NSC) targetting vessels transiting through the Sea of Oman.

The two incidents, on Friday and Saturday, follow in the wake of a cluster of attacks and approaches last week and were as close as 45 nautical miles from the Muscat coast.

'On December 21, a vessel transiting in the Sea of Oman was approached and chased by two skiffs for approximately one and a half hours. On December 20, a vessel transiting through the same area was approached by a skiff that possibly had armed personnel onboard,' stated the NSC. Both vessels are subsequently reported as being safe.

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