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NATO won't step in to save hijacked Saudi tanker

NATO does not plan to intercept the tanker hijacked by Saudi pirates near the coast of Kenya, reported the Washington Post.

The Saudi tanker, which was loaded with more than $100 million in crude oil, includes a 25-member crew, reported The Star Tribune.

Hijackings on the Cape of Good Hope have increased 70 percent in the last year, and this hijacking took place 1000 miles away from expected hijacking territory.

NATO has no mandate that says it must intercept crew members or hijacked ships, only that it may step in if they see the hijacking taking place.