Skip to comments.Korea ship reaches oil tanker taken by Somali pirates
Posted on 04/05/2010 9:54:54 PM PDT by george76
A South Korean warship has caught up with a super-tanker that was hijacked by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean.
The South Korean foreign ministry said the destroyer had arrived in waters near the tanker and would remain at a safe distance.
The 300,000-ton Samho Dream, which was on its way from Iraq to the United States, has 24 crew and is laden with crude oil.
Its owners said the pirates had not yet made any demands.
When the crew of the South Korean operated super tanker first raised the alarm the navy destroyer, already on duty in the Gulf of Aden, was about 1,500 km (930 miles) south-east of the area where the hijacking took place.
It was ordered to close the gap at speed and has now reached the hijacked ship which is believed to be heading for the Somali coast.
The foreign ministry said that the frigate will continue to track the oil tanker from a safe distance.
At least four South Korean ships have been hijacked by Somali pirates in recent years.
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I say you Koreans should go for it.
Take 'em... take 'em out. Take 'em down.
Do your... Do your stuff.
Does the RoK navy have the equivalent of a SEAL team?
ROK Marines are very bad dudes.
Do the RoK Marines have an elite commando force that could storm the boat by stealth and take it over before the sea jihadis had a real chance at doing anything?
Could be a useful use of the dog of peace. And against Muslim pirates no less (Somalia has a very large if not total muslim population
The dogs could also wear collars coated in pig blood...
They do recon into NK on a regular basis.
I would think so.