"If the pirates want peace, they had better release the tanker," Sheikh Ahmed, a spokesman for the Shebab group in the coastal region of Harardhere, told AFP by phone.
The Sirius Star, a huge tanker carrying around 100 million dollars worth of crude oil and owned by Saudi Aramco, was hijacked in the space of 16 minutes by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean on November 15.
Pirates have since anchored it off their base in Harardhere, north of Mogadishu, and demanded the ransom be paid by November 30. more..http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gkAYf0CZVpVfK54wAwG-VydBHAwQ
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