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Somali pirates demand 25 million dollars for Saudi oil tanker

  By TechUniverse
MOGADISHU (AFP) ? Somali pirates who hijacked a Saudi oil super-tanker demanded a 25 million dollar ransom Thursday amid calls for tougher action to end threats to one of the world's key maritime routes. As global frustration built and a major shipping company ordered some of its vessels to avoid the Gulf of Aden, the pirates set a 10-day deadline for the ransom payment for the ship they easily seized in 16 minutes. READ MORE

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