Sunday, February 25, 2007

Pirates of Somalia?

Pirates have hijacked a cargo ship delivering food Somalia. They had just dropped off over a thousand pounds of food in NE Somalia when the pirates struck & hijacked the ship. No one seems to know the fate of the 12 member crew or how many pirates there were.

An attempt on the same ship was made almost a year ago by five pirates, but it didn't succeed. Apparently pirates in that part of the world are very well-trained & well-funded, bearing automatic weapons, grenades & GPS units. It seems really strange to me, even though I am well aware that pirates still exist, the reality isn't romantic at all.

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