Click Here Today Somali pirates have captured a German-owned cargo ship MV Charelle off the coast of Oman. This is the first attack of Somali pirates in the territorial waters of this small Arab nation, according to the NATO spokesman. The ship was attacked 60 nautical miles south from the seaside capital city Sur of Ash Sharqiyah Region. The captured ship then took in the south-western direction towards the Somalian territory. This information was released by the NATO Lieutenant Commander Alexandre Fernandes while aboard the Portuguese battleship Corte-Real, currently patrolling the waters near the Somali seashore.