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David Guyatt
12-12-2008, 10:26 AM
Speaking of Somalia I am unable to locate any current (dated December 2008) reports concerning the current status of Sirius Star, the pirated Saudi-owned super-tanker.

The story appears to have just died away...

Magda Hassan
01-09-2009, 01:21 PM
http://news.smh.com.au/world/somali-pirates-say-released-saudi-supertanker-20090109-7drk.html

Somali pirates say released Saudi super-tanker

January 9, 2009 - 11:41PM

Somali pirates on Friday freed the Sirius Star, a Saudi-owned super-tanker carrying two million barrels of crude oil they hijacked on November in the Indian Ocean, the leader of the pirates told AFP.

"All our people have now left the Sirius Star. The ship is free, the crew is free," Mohamed Said said by phone from the pirate lair of Harardhere.

David Guyatt
01-09-2009, 02:17 PM
Thanks Magda. Ransom paid, panic over and Mumbai almost forgotten eh.