Thursday, May 06, 2010

Pirates lost Russian roulette

Russian navy retakes oil tanker
The Russian navy has retaken an oil tanker that had been hijacked by suspected Somali pirates off the coast of Yemen, officials say.

At least one pirate was killed and 10 other captured. A Russian defence ministry official said all 23 crew on board the China-bound tanker, which was seized on Wednesday with $52 million worth of crude oil onboard, were alive and well following the rescue.

A spokeswoman for the tanker's owner, Novorossiysk Shipping Company, said the crew survived the 20-hour siege by hiding in a safe room that was inaccessible to the hijackers.

Russian investigators said that the captured 10 pirates would be transferred to Moscow to face charges.

The investigative committee of Russia's prosecutor general office said they would face "criminal responsibility" for the hijacking and the investigation would be conducted in accordance with Russian and international law.

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