Somali pirates seize U.S.-bound supertanker full of crude

(LONDON) — Somali pirates hijacked a fully laden crude-oil supertanker that was bound for the U.S., Bloomberg News reported. The Maran Centaurus, headed for the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port, was taken 600 nm northeast of the Seychelles. It’s believe to be the farthest-out that the pirates have gone to seize a ship, and insurance carriers are extending their risk zones.
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By Professional Mariner Staff