Somali pirates hijack oil tanker going to US

This is a photo made available by NATO CC-MAR HQ Northwood, England, taken from the Dutch vessel, HNLMS De Zeven Provincien off the Somali coast on Saturday, April 18, 2009, which they claim shows 20 fishermen that they freed from the Yemeni flagged dhow which had been seized by Somali pirates earlier in the week. (AP Photo/NATO/OTAN) (AP Photo/NATO/OTAN)

November 30, 2009 7:12:09 AM PST
Somali pirates seized a tanker carrying crude oil from Saudi Arabia to the United States in the increasingly dangerous waters off East Africa, an official said Monday, an attack that could pose a huge environmental or security threat to the region.