|NATO Shipping Center Map of hijacking off Oman|
Pirates hijacked an Italian cargo ship with six Italians, five Ukrainians and seven Indians on board at dawn on Tuesday . . .NATO Shipping Center report:
A piracy alert has been raised by the Maritime Security Centre.
Date of alert : December 27, 2011
Alert type : Pirate Attack
Location :  ARABIAN SEA 18 18N 057 36E
Latitude : 18 18N
Longitude : 057 36E
Alert number 250 / 2011.
Reference previous Alert number 249 / 2011.
At 0403 UTC a merchant vessel was reported under attack by pirates in position 18 18 N 057 36 E.
***THIS VESSEL HAS BEEN HIJACKED***