Hijacked Greek Oil Tanker on Its Way to Somalia
A Greek oil tanker is on its way to Somalia hours after being hijacked by pirates. The Maran Centaurus was originally headed for New Orleans when pirates boarded the ship and overpowered its crew. Authorities are now waiting for the pirates to contact the tanker’s owner with an expected ransom demand. The ship has reportedly been redirected to the small town of Hobyo, which serves as the base of operations for several Somali pirates.