Thursday, February 5, 2009

Well, The Pirates Got Their Way ...

Remember those Somali pirates who hijacked that Ukrainian ship that happened to be loaded full of weapons? Well, that little bit of drama is over. Something like $3 million was dropped onto the ship. The pirates departed, as promised, shortly thereafter.

It wasn't the $20+ million that they were after, but the solution to this event definitely wasn't a deterrent, either. Expect plenty more attacks in the future.

Here's the write up.

I still think these guys are nothing compared to the pirates of old, though. Shoot, they've been sitting on that ship since September! And to get just over 1/6th of their demands? Bart Roberts, Blackbeard, et. al. would have done a much better job of it - and probably kept the cargo, too!

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