Monday, September 29, 2008

Pirate hunting is dangerous business

A US Navy destroyer was stationed off Somalia yesterday to ensure that Somali pirates did not remove tanks, ammunition and other heavy weapons from a hijacked Ukrainian cargo ship.

And today:
U.S. warships closed in on [the ship], after the captain died of a heart attack. The pirates are demanding a $20 million ransom.

So the ransom demands have dropped, as has the Russian captain. No resolution yet. I can't imagine what it must be like for the hostages. The story of a lifetime.

1 comment:

Mozglubov said...

I know you said you were thinking of taking a break in the pirate reporting trade, but I thought if you hadn't seen this story
this story it might interest you.