Tuesday, March 16, 2010

This Will Ensure That Piracy Lasts a Good Long Time

Profits are up. Somali pirates haul in record ransom for oil tanker
Somali pirates freed a Greek-flagged tanker carrying two million barrels of oil for a record ransom on Monday and witnesses said four pirates were killed in a clash between rival groups over the cash.
Between 5.5 million and 7 million US dollars.

The NATO task force off the coast of Africa doesn't seem to be making much difference.

And to make up for the fact that one of their ships got sunk last month, they captured a replacement. AFP: Kenyan-flagged fishing boat hijacked off Somalia
Suspected Somali pirates have hijacked a Kenyan-flagged fishing boat with 16 crew which may be used as a "mother ship" to launch more attacks in the Indian Ocean, maritime sources said Tuesday.
I wish that someone would do something effective.

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