Pirates seize Saudi tanker in Arabian Sea: US

– This photo provided by the US Navy on October 9, 2008 shows some of the Somali pirates off of Somalia's … DUBAI (AFP) – Pirates in the Arabian Sea on Monday attacked and took control of the Saudi-owned very large crude carrier Sirius Star, a spokesman for the US Navy 5th fleet said.

"The vessel is under the pirates' control," the spokesman told AFP following a statement saying that the tanker, which is owned by Saudi Aramco, came under attack more than 450 nautical miles southeast of Mombasa, Kenya.