Pirates have commandeered a huge Saudi-owned crude oil supertanker off the east coast of Africa, the largest vessel ever seized by force. Meanwhile, a Hong Kong cargo ship was hijacked by pirates near the Yemen coast.
Pirates have commandeered a Saudi-owned crude oil supertanker off the east coast of Africa, US Navy sources said. The vessel, the largest to be seized in a recent spate of piracy in the region, is reportedly heading toward Somalia.
Pirates who seized a Ukrainian freighter Thursday are being tracked by several foreign warships, a Somali official reported. The ship was seized with 12 people on board and was carrying 33 tanks and other military supplies to Kenya.