Moscow (Agencies): Pirates have seized a Maltese-flagged vessel with a crew of 23 people, including 10 Indians, off the coast of Oman, the European Union anti-piracy force reported on Monday.

The carrier, with 13 Iranians and 10 Indian nationals onboard, sent a distress call while sailing about 350 nautical miles east of Masirah in Oman in the North Arabian Sea. The ship was on its way from Singapore to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

"There has been no communication with the ship since the distress signal was sent and the MV Sinin has now changed course towards the Somali coast," the European Union anti-piracy force reported on its website, adding that it was monitoring the situation.