MV SUSAN K pirated only 35 nautical miles from Omani coast

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Apr 082011

Susan K

In the early morning of 8 April, 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.

Oman Tug, Barge Found, 23 Rescued

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Jun 042010

Tug Roma

A search that began on Wednesday for a tug and barge caught in a cyclone off the coast of Oman has been stood down after both vessels were located and 23 people rescued.

Falmouth Coastguard was informed of the incident at 14.06 on Wednesday when the UKMTO, United Kingdom Maritime Trade Organisation, contacted it to say that they had been in contact with the owners in Mumbai, who in turn had been contacted by the tug Roma reporting that they had been towing the crane handling barge Kanta and had got into difficulty three hours before and been unable to contact the authorities in India to request assistance.

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