NAIROBI - Pirates have hijacked a Greek-owned oil tanker carrying 135,000 metric tons of crude oil while it was transiting the Arabian Sea off Oman, the vessel's manager said.

"At approximately 11:15 a.m. (GMT) on 10 May, 2012, an oil tanker managed by Dynacom Tankers Management Ltd was reported hijacked while it was transiting the Arabian Sea," Dynacom Tankers Management said in a statement.

"The Liberian-flagged tanker, the M/T SMYRNI, is carrying a cargo of 135000 MT of crude oil," it said.

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