Watching The World: Terrorists still monitor tankers

Eric WatkinsOil Diplomacy EditorIt should come as no surprise to the oil and gas industry that Osama bin Laden, erstwhile head of the al-Qaeda terrorist network, believed in targeting oil tankers.Just recall the October 2002 attack on MT Limburg off southern Yemen. That attack took the life of one seaman and barely missed sending the Limburg to the bottom.One thing is for sure, it sent insurance rates soaring, and brought down the house on the Aden Container Terminal, a project operated by the Port of Singapore Authority.Al-Qaeda knew then what it was doing and did not hesitate to makes its message heard around the world.Al-Qaeda's message"The strike on the French oil tanker was not ...

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