Pirates have failed in an attack on a Seven Seas Maritime bulker off the coast of Oman
A gang using a single skiff fired shots at the 50,000-dwt Atlantica (built 2001) close to Oman yesterday, TradeWinds is told.
The pirates had second thoughts, however, after being on the receiving end of warning shots from an armed security team stationed on the ship, sources say.
The supramax was less than 100 miles from the Masirah Islands when the attack occurred.
Ship tracking software indicates the vessel was en route to Richards Bay when the drama arose.
Beneficially owned by London-based Seven Seas, the bulker is managed by Alloceans Shipping of Greece.