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MSC deals with an accident outside Omani territorial waters

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Oman: As part of the joint maritime action system and the existing coordination between the Maritime Security Centres in the region, the Maritime Security Centre (MSC) of the Sultanate received information about the exposure of a marine tanker for derivatives called (MV Mercer Street) flying the flag of the Republic of Liberia to an accident outside the Omani territorial waters.

The sources at the centre told the Oman News Agency that immediately after receiving the information, the center took the necessary measures in coordination with the military, security, and civil authorities to deal with the situation, as the Royal Air Force of Oman flew overflights on the site.

The Royal Navy of Oman also steered a ship to it, and field results confirmed that the accident had indeed occurred outside the Omani territorial waters, and when communicating with the ship's owners and crew, they stated that the ship would continue sailing to its destination without the need for assistance.

The Sultanate affirms its constant keenness and harnessing all capabilities to maintain the security and safety of traffic in the Omani territorial waters, and the ability of all concerned authorities in the Sultanate to do everything that leads to the safety of navigation in the Omani territorial waters.

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