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Pirates hijack Singapore-bound oil tanker: MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Pirates firing rocket-propelled grenades and sm...

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Pirates firing rocket-propelled grenades and small arms hijacked an oil tanker bound for Singapore from Sudan on Monday, the European Union's anti-piracy task force said. "At approximately 0900 (GMT) on 28 March, the Crude Oil Tanker the MV ZIRKU was pirated approximately 250 nautical miles southeast of Salalah in the eastern part of the Gulf of Aden," EU Navfor said on its website. It was not immediately clear whether the tanker, which the website said was Kuwaiti-owned, was fully laden with crude. Sudan is an oil-exporting country. In Kuwait , officials denied the tanker was Kuwaiti-owned. A Gulf industry source said the vessel was owned and operated by the Arab Maritime Petroleum Transport Company, which provides transport services for members of the Organisation of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC). The company could not be immediately re...

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