Saturday, September 27, 2008

Somalia: Pirates nab a Greek tanker

The pirate business off Somalia remains strong as is evidenced here:
Pirates have seized a Greek chemical tanker with a crew of 19 off Somalia's coast, days after hijacking a Ukrainian cargo ship loaded with tanks, an international anti-piracy group said Saturday. *** The Greek tanker, carrying refined petroleum from Europe to the Middle East, was ambushed Friday in the Gulf of Aden, said Noel Choong, who heads the International Maritime Bureau's piracy reporting cente.

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