Nato has confirmed that the 6,813 dwt chemical tanker ‘Royal Grace’ has been hijacked by Somali pirates off the coast of Oman.
Reports first appeared last Friday night that the Panama-flagged tanker was under attack by a pirate skiff. However, her whereabouts were mostly unknown.
It wasn’t until the owners of the vessel received an email from the vessel’s master on Sunday that officials were able to confirm the hijacking, Reuters reported.
Somali Report also said that the tanker had a crew of 22, made up of Indian, Pakistani and Nigerian nationals.
The vessel was last reported to be heading towards Somalia under pirate control.
She is owned by Dubai-based Oyster Cargo & Shipping.