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US Navy SEALS Seize Renegade Oil Tanker

The Libyan government has thanked the United States for a Navy operation that stopped an oil tanker from exporting illicitly obtained crude oil. The U.S. Defense Department said Monday that U.S. Navy SEALS took control of the tanker while it was in international waters near Cyprus. U.S. sailors are taking the ship back to Libya. A Pentagon statement said no one was hurt in the boarding of the "stateless vessel seized earlier this month by three armed Libyans." It said the...

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