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Monday, April 21, 2008

Somali Pirates Open Fire on Japanese Oil Tanker in Gulf of Aden - Oil Spikes to New Record $117.40 a Barrel Afterwards

Somali Pirates Open Fire on Japanese Oil Tanker in Gulf of Aden early Monday - Oil Spikes to New Record $117.40 a Barrel Afterwards
Monday, April 21, 2008

MonstersAndCritics.com brings us this VERY troubling news today and it starts off like this... Somali pirates opened fire on a Japanese tanker in the Gulf of Aden early Monday, but were scared away, according to Yemeni officials and a German military officer... The vessel was hit by a rocket fired by the pirates sailing in a small boat, said Nippon Yusen KK, the owners of the 332-metre-long crude-oil carrier Takayama... Yemeni coastguard officials said the tanker was about 145 kilometers off the south-eastern Yemeni port of Mukalla when it came under attack. The pirates had fired a rocket at the ship after they failed to seize it, the officials said...
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Somali pirates give up bid to seize Japanese oil tanker

* AP.Google.com reports it this way...
Oil prices spiked to a record $117.40 a barrel after a Japanese oil tanker was attacked in Middle Eastern waters, off the east coast of Yemen... The 150,000-ton tanker Takayama was attacked about 270 miles off the Yemen coast in the Gulf of Aden while it was heading for Saudi Arabia, its Japanese operator, Nippon Yusen K.K., said in a statement posted on its Web site...
Read the full report at link below...
Oil spikes to record above $117 a barrel after tanker attack

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