Somali Pirates Hijack Oil Tanker in Brazen Raid

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After Somalia pirates seized a Ukrainian ship loaded with weapons, the US, Russia and the European Union all sent warships to patrol the Indian Ocean. That was in September. Now, a much larger ship has been taken, much further off shore. The Chairman of America's Joint Chiefs of Staff says he's "stunned" by this latest act of piracy, an oil tanker as long as three football fields that has been seized off the coast of Africa and anchored near Somalia. Borzou Daragahi reports for the Los Angeles Times.

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