If you thought pirates can be found only in movies and comic books, think again. Somalian pirates are proving to be a dangerous nuisance to the whole world. The latest news is that these seafaring bandits have seized a Ukrainian ship with Ukrainian and Russian crew members that was carrying a consignment of 33 Russian T-72 tanks meant for Kenya.
Somali pirates keep the Jolly Roger flying . . .
Pirate attacks are common in the waters off the coast of lawless Somalia. The speed-boat-bandits operating in the dangerous waters of the Indian Ocean near the Gulf of Aden capture vessels, loot their cargo and hold the crew members as hostages in their own vessel till they are paid a ransom. The trigger-happy-thugs damage vessels at will and cause enormous losses to the international shipping industry.
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The modern day Red Rackhams are such a terror that sailors are not willing to deliver food aid to starving Somalians unless the ships are provided with a naval escort. It is time the international community does something about this bunch of buccaneering bullies 😡