image
American Values
» Read More
Crisis in the Americas
» Read More
Energy Independence
» Read More
Immigration
» Read More
Missile Defense
» Read More

Somali pirates who seized oil tanker release it

By March 16, 2017

Region: Middle East

Topics: Emerging Threats, National Preparedness

 

A Somalia official says pirates who seized a Comoros-flagged oil tanker have released the ship without conditions.

 

Security official Ahmed Mohamed tells The Associated Press the pirates have disembarked the ship, which is now heading to Bossaso port, the region's commercial hub.

 

He says the release occurred after negotiations by local elders and local officials with the pirates, who seized the tanker on Monday.

 

Naval forces and the pirates clashed earlier Thursday.

 

The hijacking of the Comoros-flagged tanker Aris 13 was the first such seizure of a large commercial vessel off Somalia since 2012.

 

Source: MSN NEWS / The Associated Press

 

Photo: The Associated Press

Leave a Comment
Please Enter your email address below. If your email address is not found in our records we will ask for you to register an email address and username with us so you can leave comments on our site. NOTICE: Once you have registered and been verified you can just enter your email address to add comments.

The views expressed herein are those of the individual authors and contributors alone. Submissions are subject to editorial review by ASCF staff for format and to help ensure factual accuracy, but the articles, comments, and media on this website do not necessarily represent the views of either the staff or the Foundation's Board of Directors.


This entry posted on Thursday, March 16th, 2017 a31 03:44 PM and is filed under Emerging Threats.