Pirates Seize Saudi Tanker

3 March 2010 (Last Updated March 3rd, 2010 18:30)

Somali pirates have hijacked an empty oil tanker in the Gulf of Aden. The Saudi-owned Al-Nisr Al-Saudi, with a crew of 14, was sailing to Jeddah from Japan when it was captured by the pirates. The hijackers are demanding $20m to release the 5,136t tanker, according to

Somali pirates have hijacked an empty oil tanker in the Gulf of Aden.

The Saudi-owned Al-Nisr Al-Saudi, with a crew of 14, was sailing to Jeddah from Japan when it was captured by the pirates.

The hijackers are demanding $20m to release the 5,136t tanker, according to arabnews.com.

In November 2008 Somali pirates hijacked the Sirius Star, a Saudi supertanker loaded with two million barrels of oil.