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Seized supertanker anchored off Somalia

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Somali pirates up ante

AFP Video - Tuesday, November 18, 2008 at 10:00 EST

Canadian peacekeepers try to assist food shipments to Somalia even as piracy takes more daring turns, such as the hijacking of a massive supertanker Monday

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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