Tripoli, Libya - Former Oasis band members Noël and Liam Gallagher have denied plotting to smuggle 234,000 barrels of Libyan oil in the North Korean-registered Morning Glory out of the As-Sidra terminal last week.
Described by a US Navy Seals boarding party that captured the vessel as a 221m-long carrier with a gross 43,357 tonnage and a dead weight of 74,025 tonnes the tanker was built in 1998 as a tribute to Noel Gallagher's 1995 smash hit.
Today Morning Glory was languishing under heavily armed US patrols as Pentagon intel chiefs probed how Libyan rebels were able to smash a Government blockade imposed on 'daft 1990s Britpoop songs'.
Commenting on the developments which US media sources have blamed for the downfall of Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan a slightly worse-for-wear Noël Gallagher said, "Piss off, can't you see I'm busy enjoying my St Patrick's Day pint, begorrah?"
A barrel of Gaddafi Brothers sweet light crude retails at around $110.