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Wednesday
Feb092011

Greek Oil Tanker Seized by Pirates in Gulf of Oman

File photo of an oil tanker. Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(ATHENS, Greece) -- A Greek-flagged products tanker was seized by pirates in the Gulf of Oman Wednesday, according to European Union Naval Force Somalia.

The vessel, MV Irene SL, was on its way to Suez, Egypt from the Emirate of Fujairah when it was attacked.  It was reportedly carrying 266,000 tons of crude oil and had 25 crew members aboard -- including seven Greeks, one Georgian and 17 Filipinos.

Communication has been lost with the vessel and the condition of those aboard are unknown at this time.

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