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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 07:31 AM
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39. Seized tanker anchors off Somalia
A Saudi oil tanker hijacked in the Indian Ocean is believed to have anchored off the coast of Somalia, its operators have said.

Vela International said that all 25 crew were believed to be safe.

The Sirius Star is the biggest tanker ever hijacked, with a cargo of 2m barrels - a quarter of Saudi Arabia's daily output - worth more than $100m.
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  -Pirates capture Saudi oil tanker edwardlindy  Nov-17-08 07:13 AM   #0 
  - I really don't know what to think of this pirates stuff  notadmblnd   Nov-17-08 07:17 AM   #1 
  - In the order you asked:  DRoseDARs   Nov-17-08 07:38 AM   #5 
  - I had insight on this from a friend in East Cameroon years ago.....  texanshatingbush   Nov-17-08 08:47 AM   #8 
     - Thats the Kim Jong ill formula for success  ohio2007   Nov-17-08 06:41 PM   #26 
  - I doubt the "poor starving somalians" answer. my question would be, if they're poor & starving, how  Hannah Bell   Nov-18-08 03:14 AM   #34 
  - "Run up the Skull & Boner flag. Smirk." - Commander AWOL Bush (R)  SpiralHawk   Nov-17-08 07:20 AM   #2 
  - They'd better get ready for a courtesy call from Dred Pirate Blackwater.  tanyev   Nov-17-08 07:24 AM   #3 
  - I wonder if those pirates would sell us some of that oil for cheap? n/t  fasttense   Nov-17-08 07:28 AM   #4 
  - What ? oil is like $48 bbl........ That tanker could fuel the US for only two minutes or so  ohio2007   Nov-22-08 09:51 AM   #45 
  - And yet another band of pirates will bring it to our gas stations  boobooday   Nov-17-08 07:42 AM   #6 
  - Such pirates didn't pull these stunts when Errol was about.  edwardlindy   Nov-17-08 07:55 AM   #7 
  - I always wanted to be a pirate  rcrush   Nov-17-08 09:04 AM   #9 
  - POTC was a false representation of piracy  Mike Daniels   Nov-18-08 07:32 AM   #40 
  - Past tense, actually. They already let it go.  soothsayer   Nov-17-08 10:01 AM   #10 
  - Source? The BBC story was last updated at 2235 GMT, and still says it is 'captured'  muriel_volestrangler   Nov-17-08 07:07 PM   #27 
  - A ship carrying weapons into sovereign waters might not be welcomed but there must be something...  Eryemil   Nov-17-08 10:20 AM   #11 
  - Here's a story I heard in Egypt  onager   Nov-17-08 11:34 AM   #12 
  - A well armed Black Hawk type helicopter with air to ground missiles  ladjf   Nov-17-08 03:11 PM   #19 
  - Ukrainian weapons shipments, UN food shipments, all fairly run of the mill  bushmeister0   Nov-17-08 01:26 PM   #13 
  - Whatever happened to that Ukrainian arms shipment? (nt)  Posteritatis   Nov-17-08 01:59 PM   #14 
     - They've still got it, according to Ukrainian media.  bushmeister0   Nov-17-08 02:24 PM   #16 
  - like the Barbary Pirates attacking American shipping in 1799  kwassa   Nov-17-08 02:09 PM   #15 
  - Don't forget Caesar.  bushmeister0   Nov-17-08 02:30 PM   #17 
     - Don't get mad, get even  kwassa   Nov-17-08 02:48 PM   #18 
  - Apart from looting the ship and robbing the crew it is a useless prize  fedsron2us   Nov-17-08 03:12 PM   #20 
  - insurance money.  QuestionAll   Nov-17-08 03:19 PM   #21 
  - Perhaps to the pirates.  sofa king   Nov-17-08 03:58 PM   #22 
  - Convenient how the mercenaries stand good chances of being hired no matter what.  WritersBlock   Nov-17-08 05:19 PM   #23 
     - Heh. Yep.  sofa king   Nov-17-08 05:32 PM   #24 
        - A cynic would say the mercs could be doing some of the pirating, too.  WritersBlock   Nov-17-08 08:03 PM   #28 
           - I don't think so. Pirates often had silent partners lurking in the background  Hannah Bell   Nov-18-08 03:30 AM   #35 
           - Oh, I think the pirates are real enough.  sofa king   Nov-18-08 08:35 AM   #42 
  - Oil tanker is only five months old and was going around the horn when taken off Tanzania  ohio2007   Nov-17-08 06:34 PM   #25 
  - Some background: The Somali privateers started as a fishing protection force in the early 90s  entanglement   Nov-17-08 08:38 PM   #29 
  - what kind of boats do somali fishermen have?  Hannah Bell   Nov-18-08 03:36 AM   #36 
  - Hijacked oil tanker nears Somalia  Kire   Nov-18-08 12:28 AM   #30 
  - Biggest terrorist weapon ever...  Kire   Nov-18-08 12:30 AM   #31 
  - But is there any oil in it?  Kire   Nov-18-08 12:32 AM   #32 
  - Somali pirates hijack Saudi tanker loaded with oil  Alamuti Lotus   Nov-18-08 12:47 AM   #33 
     - thank you for this information  Kire   Nov-18-08 04:06 AM   #37 
  - Kick. Argh.  Judi Lynn   Nov-18-08 05:23 AM   #38 
  - Seized tanker anchors off Somalia  edwardlindy   Nov-18-08 07:31 AM   #39 
  - This story interests me  Inchworm   Nov-18-08 08:08 AM   #41 
  - these what?  Kire   Nov-19-08 04:21 AM   #43 
  - Islamists on trail of Somali pirates ( taking a muslim ship is not kosher )  ohio2007   Nov-22-08 09:36 AM   #44 
  - Old pirates, yes, they rob I,  Kire   Nov-26-08 06:45 AM   #46 

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