Tanker NAVIG8 PROVIDENCE attack thwarted by armed guards, Gulf of Oman
Product tanker NAVIG8 PROVIDENCE reported pirates attack at 0430 UTC June 01 in position 23 32N 060 26E, 60 nm east of Muscat, Oman, Gulf of Oman. Tanker was approached by a skiff with 6 armed people, attack was thwarted by a team of armed guards on board of a tanker. Reportedly there was fire exchange, pirates aborted attack and flee. Crew and vessel safe, continue voyage. Vessel is en route from Sitrah Bahrain to Suez, understood in full load.