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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.


MOGADISHU — An Indian warship destroyed a pirate ship in the Gulf of Aden and gunmen from Somalia seized three more vessels despite a large international naval presence off their lawless country.

The buccaneers have taken a Thai fishing boat, a Greek bulk carrier and a Hong Kong-flagged ship heading to Iran since Saturday's spectacular capture of a Saudi supertanker carrying $100-million of oil, the biggest ship hijacked in history.

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