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Navy SEALs Seize Hijacked Oil Tanker

Navy SEALs Seize Hijacked Oil Tanker
Posted March 17th, 2014 @ 11:01am by Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff

(NEWSER) – US Navy SEALs boarded a hijacked oil tanker early today in international waters off Cyprus, wresting control of the vessel from Libyan rebels who were attempting to sell the oil on the black market. The Morning Glory initially sailed into a Libyan port under a North Korean flag early last week, but North Korea denied having anything to do with it, the New York Times reports. After three armed rebels seized the tanker, it "wander[ed] around the Mediterranean piloted by unknown sailors under an uncertain flag," as the Washington Post puts it.

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