Somali pirates have seized an oil tanker off the coast of Oman in the Arabian Sea. According to reports the Greek-owned, Liberian registered, tanker was carrying 135,000 tons of oil when it was seized.
The tanker is reported to be heading for Somalia. The tanker is thought to have a crew of about 15 on board.
The International Maritime Organization says that 17 ships and close to 300 crew are currently held by Somali pirates.