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Tanker: Saudis talk to pirates

By James Blake

Updated on 18 November 2008

Negotiations are underway between Somali pirates and the Saudi owners of an oil supertanker they have seized.

The Saudi supertanker, hijacked by pirates off the coast of Somalia, with a crew of 25 including two Britons, is reported to be at anchor off the pirate stronghold port of Eyl.

The Sirius Star is the largest ship ever to be seized and, with a cargo of oil worth $100m, negotiations are already underway to secure its release.

Joining Krishnan Guru-Murthy is Jeremy Harrison from British Shipping, who represent and work to promote and protect Britain's shipping industry.

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