Pirates hijack 4 Americans; US mulls responses

The Associated Press via FoxNews.com 2/18/2011

MOGADISHU, Somalia – An American couple that has sailed the world with a yacht full of Bibles was hijacked by Somali pirates, and the U.S. said Saturday it is assessing possible options.

Pirates say the yacht will make landfall in Somalia on Sunday, which would reduce the chances of […]

US-bound oil supertanker hijacked off Oman

Reuters 2/9/2011

SINGAPORE Feb 9 (Reuters) – A U.S.-bound oil supertanker was hijacked off the coast of Oman, shipbrokers said on Wednesday.

The vessel, the Irene SL, can hold as much as 2 million barrels oil and was bound for the Gulf coast.

International navies have struggled to contain piracy in the Indian Ocean owing […]