February 9th, 2011
06:18 AM ET

Oil tanker hijacked off Oman

An oil tanker was hijacked on Wednesday in the North Arabian Sea, the European Union Naval Force said.

The Greek ship Irene S.L. was boarded by armed men around midday 200 miles off the coast of Oman in the Indian Ocean, according to the Greek Merchant Marine Ministry. The ship was carrying 266,000 tons of crude oil and 25 crew members, George Tsapras, press officer for the ministry, told CNN.

Neither the ministry nor the ship's management company, Enesel S.A., has successfully communicated with the ship since the hijacking.

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  1. Carlos from Mex

    Hi, I'm Carlos from Mex. I'm gay. I am looking for a boyfriend. Si, soy joto, maricon.

    February 9, 2011 at 7:10 am | Report abuse |
    • tocono

      Hey Carlos from Mex: The article is about Somali pirates, not BUTT pirates!

      February 10, 2011 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Carlos from Mex

    Oh, I just love a man in uniform, excuse me while I droooo. Gay pride!*tongue out, heavy breathing*

    February 9, 2011 at 7:24 am | Report abuse |
  3. carlos from mex

    I want a jumbo hot dog.

    February 9, 2011 at 7:48 am | Report abuse |
  4. AMERICA 1st

    Send in the US Navy to search for the pirates and turn them into shark food!

    February 9, 2011 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      Why is that our job? Ain't there no one but somali pirates got any boats over there? Say, the Greeks?

      February 9, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  5. bruceben9

    the ease with which these pirates seem to be able to hijack ships has gone way beyond rediculous. i heard they have 20 or 30 ships siezed.

    February 9, 2011 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  6. GTL

    I'm imagining a few small arms on these big boats would be enough to end this stuff. Where's captain obvious when we need him?

    February 9, 2011 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  7. tobstercon

    wouldn't mercenaries be cheaper to employ then paying ransoms?

    February 9, 2011 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      You could even make it standard crew training. Arm them, maybe pay them a little more. How much profit do they need off a huge tanker of crude?

      February 9, 2011 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Mariner1

    Hunt them down and sink their ships big and small. Pick up the survivors and throw them in jail.

    February 9, 2011 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  9. RUFFNUTT

    where's the indian navy when you need it?.. probably drunk, or makeing raunchy videos..

    February 9, 2011 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
  10. drap

    Ernest Borgnine,Tim Conway and the rest of McHale's navy would have taken care of this... .

    February 9, 2011 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
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    February 9, 2011 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
  12. mad hater

    Captain Jack Sparrow is a pirate, I think pirates are cool.

    February 10, 2011 at 12:56 am | Report abuse |
  13. Cesar

    Now now

    February 10, 2011 at 1:22 am | Report abuse |