Pirates hijack oil tanker off Somalia


Pirates hijacked an oil tanker off Somalia’s coast in the first such attack on a large commercial ship since 2012, Somali officials said Tuesday. The vessel, Aris 13, was carrying fuel from Djibouti to the Somali capital, Mogadishu, when it reported on Monday that it was being approached by two skiffs. An official in the semiautonomous state of Puntland said more than two dozen men boarded the vessel, which had eight Sri Lankan crew members on board. The ship later moved closer to the coast.

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