Middle East Economic Survey


No 14



Oil Tanker Hijacked By Pirates Offshore Oman

A UAE-flagged, Kuwaiti-owned oil tanker was hijacked on 28 March off the coast of Oman, by pirates armed with rocket-propelled grenades and other small arms, the European Unions anti-piracy taskforce said. The 105,000 dwt tanker, bound for Singapore from the port of Bashayer in Sudan, was said to be carrying a crew of 29. At approximately 09.00 (GMT) on 28 March, the crude oil tanker...