Reports of an armed attack on a tanker of Greek interests in the Gulf of Oman. At least one of the crew members is Greek.
Piracy on a Greek-owned tanker, named St Nikolas, is underway Thursday morning in the Gulf of Oman.
At least six armed men in military uniforms boarded the ship and covered the surveillance cameras.
The piracy was confirmed to NEWS 24/7 and sources from the Ministry of Shipping and Insular Policy for a ship that bears a foreign flag, but is Greek. interests. At the same time, it is confirmed that one of the crew members is Greek, while there are also 18 sailors from the Philippines.
The tanker has previously been at the center of a crisis between Iran and the United States.
No communication with the ship
The Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs has also been informed of the ship seizure incident, which together with the Ministry of Insular Policy are “taking the necessary actions” to find out more information. p>
However, so far there has been no contact with the ship.
As Skynews reports, the situation remains unclear, but suspicions have fallen on Iran as the ship was embroiled in a legal dispute in the US to seize one million barrels of Iranian crude oil.
The United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKTMO) received reports from the ship's security officer that he was hearing “unknown voices on the phone” with the ship's captain. He said he was unable to make further contact with the vessel and that authorities are investigating the incident. from the Persian Gulf.