The EU's anti-piracy force says pirates have hijacked a ship off East Africa only 35 miles (55 kilometers) south of Oman's coast.
The EU Naval Force said that at least 10 pirates boarded the MV Susan when it was attacked on Friday.
The German-owned vessel was heading to Sudan from Mumbai, India. The ship had a crew of 10, six Filipinos and four Ukrainians.
Pirates have continued their attacks off East Africa despite the presence of a flotilla of international warships. The average ransom paid for a ship and crew is reported to be nearly $5 million.