Sirius Star Released By Pirates

The Saudi tanker, Sirius Star, has been released after a ransom of $3 million dollars was paid to the pirates holding the ship off the cost of Somalia. A small plane was seen apparently dropping the ransom by parachute onto the tanker. The ship's owner has refused to comment. The vessel, with 25 crew, is the biggest tanker ever to be hijacked. Coalition naval forces in … [Read more...]

Pirates Seize Saudi Supertanker – M/V Sirius Star

Some pretty good discussion starting in the forum regarding this incident and we will be watching as it developes.  The forum discussion can be found HERE. Via The Associated Press: In a dramatic escalation of high seas crime, Somali pirates hijacked a Saudi supertanker loaded with crude hundreds of miles off the coast of East Africa — defeating the security web of … [Read more...]