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Seized supertanker anchored off Somalia

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Somali pirates maintain control of tanker

AP Video - Tuesday, November 18, 2008 at 12:17 EST

A supertanker loaded with two million barrels of oil is hijacked by Somali pirates far off the coast of Kenya. An official in Somalia is vowing to rescue the ship, using force if necessary.

Associated Press

MOGADISHU — Pirates who seized a Saudi supertanker loaded with $100 million in crude anchored the ship within sight of impoverished Somali fishing villages Tuesday, while other bandits took control of an Iranian cargo ship — the seventh vessel hijacked in 12 days.

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