Yemeni ship hijacked by Somali pirates

by Kal El on November 25, 2008 · 0 comments

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Those pirates are a busy bunch of jihadis, aren’t they? Kind of brings to mind memories of the Berbers in North Africa. Only this time it is Africans attacking Arabs, not the other way around, like it was in the 1700′s.

Somali pirates have hijacked a Yemeni cargo ship in the Gulf of Aden, a regional maritime group said on Tuesday, a day after sources said the gang holding a Saudi Arabian supertanker were demanding a $15 million ransom.

Andrew Mwangura, coordinator of the Kenya-based East African Seafarers’ Assistance Programme, identified the Yemeni vessel as the MV Amani. “We were just informed the Amani had been taken,” Mwangura told Reuters. “But it had been out of contact for about four days, so it is not known exactly when it was seized.”

This development came 10 days after gunmen from Somalia captured the Saudi supertanker in history’s biggest maritime hijacking. The Nov. 15 capture was of the Sirius Star which is loaded with oil worth $100 million and 25 crew members from Britain, Poland, Croatia, Saudi Arabia and the Philippines.

And yet the dumbasses in charge of all the shipping companies have not armed the crews. All it takes is one hijacking foiled by an armed and properly trained crew, and I bet the hijackings would cease. Kind of like gunmen always shooting up gun free zones, like schools, malls, churches etc… They strike there because NO ONE ELSE IS ARMED.

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