My column on March 1st dealt with this problem...
Avast Mate! There are pirates on the high seas, the Web, and Wall Street!
From the Associated Press this morning...
SOMALI PIRATES HIJACK SHIP; 20 AMERICANS ABROAD
By Katharine Houreld/AP
Somali pirates on Wednesday hijacked a U.S.-flagged cargo ship with 20 American crew members onboard, hundreds of miles from the nearest American military vessel in some of the most dangerous waters in the world.
The 17,000-ton Maersk Alabama was carrying emergency relief to Mombasa, Kenya, when it was hijacked, said Peter Beck-Bang, spokesman for the Copenhagen-based container shipping group A.P. Moller-Maersk. It was the sixth ship seized within a week, a rise that analysts attribute to a new strategy by Somali pirates who are operating far from the warships patrolling the Gulf of Aden. Read the rest of the story here.
From Somalilandpress.com we have more information on the pirates and what's happening in Somalia
Pirates: The Massive Threat To Somaliland
The pirates illegally operate in Puntland coastal area have enormous threat to Somaliland in term of its social structure, currency value and youth mentality in near future unless the government has not taken tight security measurement.
The fact that pirate has get much publicity in Puntland state with the positive reaction from its society has expressed overwhelming treat to Somaliland, which may effects it’s social institution – marriage.
Read the rest of the story here. Image via somalilandpress.com