#AceNewsReport – Mar.14: Pirates hijack a freighter carrying #oil off the Somalian coast with eight Sri Lankans on board SCMP reported on Tuesday.
060318 N 8623S 002 Indian Ocean (March 18, 2006) An armed suspected pirate looks over the edge of a skiff, in international waters off the coast of Somalia. USS Cape St. George (CG 71) and USS Gonzalez (DDG 66) prepared to board the suspicious vessel. The vesselÕs crew members opened fire on the U.S. Navy ships and the shipsÕ crew members returned fire. One suspect was killed and 12 were taken into custody. Coalition forces conduct maritime security operations to ensure security and safety in international waters so legitimate mariners can operate freely while transiting the region. U.S. Navy photo (RELEASED)
Pirates have hijacked an #oil tanker off the coast of Somalia, Somali officials and piracy experts said Tuesday, the first such seizure of a large commercial vessel on the crucial global trade route since 2012.
The Aris 13 on Monday reported being approached by two skiffs, John Steed with the organisation Oceans Beyond Piracy said.
The ship was carrying fuel from Djibouti to Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, he said. Eight Sri Lankan crew members were aboard.
An official in the semi-autonomous region confirmed …
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