Monday, September 29, 2008
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.
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.