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Pirates captured a Panama-flagged cargo ship just 10 miles from its port on Monday. The ship was last reported being sailed through the Gulf of Aden toward Somalia.
The attack comes after seven ships were hijacked in the Indian ocean this weekend and underscores the persistence of pirates even in the face of increased international patrolling and private security measures undertaken by cargo ships.
Originally posted by spikey
reply to post by JanusFIN
Either that's complete bunk, or the worlds navies are a bunch of big girls blouses, who couldn't find their own shoes, wearing them!
The former is the truth.
If the greedy, i mean tanker owners, and shipping magnates really wanted to protect their ships and cargo from pirates, it would be a simple and relatively cheap option to pay the local Somali warlords an annual 'retainer' for their...ahem...security services.
This masquerade with virtually all of our Navies in the area, supposedly to protect against pirates, has cost us probably something like a decades worth of 'security'.