Event: Non-Piracy Incident (TBC)
Date and Time: 29 July 2021, 0700hrs UTC
Location: 86nm SE of Al Duqm
Position: Approx. 18°48’N, 058°55’E
Distance from Shore: Approx 86nm
L x B: 182.5m x 32.2m
Killed: 2 reported killed
Damage to vessel: TBC
Damage to cargo: TBC
Security Present: Embarked
Weather: Strong Breeze / 0mm precipitation
Wave Height: 2.6m
Number of Perpetrators: TBC
Number of Craft: TBC
Weapons Seen: TBC
Equipment Seen: TBC
Description: UKMTO has reported a “non-piracy incident” offshore Al Duqm port, offshore Oman. Minimal information at the moment, however some vessels in the vicinity have increased speed
away from the incident area.
UPDATE 1: Owners of the tanker vessel have confirmed that 2 persons onboard have been killed. Vessel is now sailing under her own power escort by a US Navy vessel. Information is still scarce,
however considering that tanker is Israeli-owned it is likely the latest incident in the ongoing Iran/Israeli conflict involving merchant ships in the region.
ARC will update when further information is released.