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Captain of Hijacked Ship Feels Like He Was 'Dead and Born'

Somali pirates free 1st vessel seized since 2012

(Newser) - The captain of the crew of a Comoros-flagged oil tanker that was hijacked and then released by Somali pirates said he feels like he was "dead and born" after the ship reached a port in northern Somalia. Nicholas Anthony said Sunday he's grateful for efforts by the semiautonomous... More »

Cunning Crew Foils Pirates... by Locking Door

Aargh. They give up, go home

(Newser) - Somali pirates attempted to grab a French tanker yesterday, and failed—after the crew locked themselves in the control room. Unable to take over the vessel, the pirates gave up and returned to their ship. The attack took place about 100 miles off the coast of Tanzania on a liquefied... More »

Russians Storm Pirated Oil Tanker, Free Crew

Commandos capture pirates in raid on SS Moscow University

(Newser) - Russian commandos rappelled from helicopters to storm a hijacked oil tanker off the coast of Somalia at dawn today, freeing the ship's crew of 23 Russians and capturing the pirates. One pirate was killed in the operation, but there were no other injuries aboard the SS Moscow University, the AP... More »

South Korean Navy Chases Pirated Oil Tanker

Supertanker believed to hold $150M worth of crude

(Newser) - A South Korean navy destroyer is pursuing an US-bound oil supertanker believed to have been hijacked by pirates in the Indian Ocean off Somalia, officials said. The navy received a call yesterday from the Samho Dream supertanker saying three pirates had boarded, and then there was no more contact. The... More »

Somali Pirates Hijack Oil Tanker Heading to US

Crude oil poses threat to security, environment

(Newser) - Somali pirates seized a tanker carrying crude oil in the increasingly dangerous waters off East Africa yesterday, an attack that could pose a huge environmental or security threat to the region. The Greece-flagged Maran Centaurus, a large crude carrier with a capacity of 300,000 tons, was hijacked off the... More »

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