June 1, 2017 / 2:55 PM / 3 months ago

Suspected pirates attack oil tanker in Gulf of Oman

NAIROBI, June 1 (Reuters) - Suspected pirates in a skiff attacked a Marshall Islands-flagged oil tanker, MT NAVIG8 Providence, in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday and were driven off by the ship's security, the European Naval Force said.

"There was an exchange of small arms fire between the suspected pirates and the maritime security team on board the tanker," the maritime force, known as EU NAVFOR, said in a statement.

Reporting by Duncan Miriri, editing by Larry King

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