24 March 2009

Incident: Product tanker chased

A product tanker, not otherwise identified, is chased by two men "in a small boat" 15 NM off Ras ar Ruays, Oman.
The master suspected piracy and increased speed, commenced evasive manoeuvres, activated fire hoses and informed ships in the vicinity. after around 30 minutes the boat gave up the chase and was seen to rendezvous with a white hulled fishing trawler.

(ICC/IMB Website)