May, 2012 – First Successful Attack in a year on Tanker – Pi

Somali pirates have hijacked a Greek-owned oil tanker carrying close to a million barrels of crude oil while in the Arabian Sea, the first successful attack on an oil tanker off the Horn of Africa in more than a year. A pirate who identified himself as Ahmed told Reuters the MT Smyrni had been diverted towards Somalia’s lawless coastline. The vessel’s manager, Dynacom Tankers Management, said it had lost contact with the crew of the Suezmax-class tanker following the attack off Oman.