By SOF Editor on Tue, 12/01/2009 - 11:36am
Maritime officials say Somalia pirates have seized an oil tanker, some 1,100 kilometers off the coast of Somalia.
Authorities say the Greek-owned Maran Centaurus, with 28 crewmembers on board, was hijacked Sunday.
Officials say the tanker, which can transport more than 2-million barrels of oil, was sailing from the Middle East to the United States.
A tanker full of oil would be worth millions and could pose a huge security and environmental threat.
Somali pirates have hijacked dozens of ships over the past two years, demanding and receiving millions of dollars in ransom from the