Chemical tanker off Oman captured by pirates

By Piracy

The vessel MV Royal Grace based in UAE, has been successfully captured by pirates near off Oman, NATO has announced. The last known location of the shipMV Royal Grace was, course 230, transiting towards Somalia.

NATO informed that the shipowner emailed for the hijack on 4 March.
The 6,813dwt ship had been en course to Hamriyah port in the UAE. The 22 sailors are from India, Pakistan and NIGERIA
The southern coast of Oman has seen a permanent rise in pirate attacks in recent weeks, with the IMB piracy reporting centre recording 2 attacks and 3 attempted attacks in February, not including the Royal Grace hijack.