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SOMALI PIRATES

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It seems a regular thing on the North-East coast of Somali

Somali pirates yesterday seized a Saudi supertanker carrying up to 2m barrels of oil worth around $100m in an audacious attack several hundred miles out to sea. Two Britons are among the 25 crew of the Sirius Star, which was captured 450 miles south-east of the Kenyan port of Mombasa. The US navy, which has been tracking the ship, said last night it was close to anchoring in the notorious pirate haven of Eyl on Somalia's north-eastern coast. "Both the size of the vessel and the distance from the coast where the hijackers struck is unprecedented," said Commander Jane Campbell, a spokeswoman for the US Fifth Fleet, based in Bahrain. "It shows how quickly the pirates are adapting." Another spokesman, Lieutenant Nate Christensen, said: "We don't know the condition of the crew on board or the nature of the pirates' demands. In cases like this what we typically see is a demand for money from the ship owners but we haven't had that yet. We don't know exactly where they are taking it but we know the town of Eyl is a pirate stronghold." Eyl is in the northern Puntland region of Somalia and has become notorious for pirate activity.
Sirius-Star-ship-001.jpgFull storyhttp://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/nov/18/piracy-somalia

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Up untill around 2-3 years ago, I never knew pirates still existed... I was reading a story on something very similar, but the pirates had been captured and were on trial - looked normal still.

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It come like Somalia aint realised its 2008 and still think we are living back way in the 1500's.
dumb comment coming from someone who I beleive generally knows his stuff

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It come like Somalia aint realised its 2008 and still think we are living back way in the 1500's.
They making 20 Mill a year in ransoms, so I can see why they will continue to do this...

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It come like Somalia aint realised its 2008 and still think we are living back way in the 1500's.
dumb comment coming from someone who I beleive generally knows his stuff
From stoning little girls to being pirates its seems they need to catch up with the rest of Africa.

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Thun you got it twisted still, the practice maybe the same but they have got mod cons, weapons, tactics etcIt's just when you hear the word 'pirate' these days, it just evokes old skool images/views of black beard/parrots & scenes from pirates of the caribbean etc

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I know they aint got eye patches and aint got swords like Sinbad but from when you hijacking international ships and other countrys aint really on it you know some of the people are desperate. I hope that country gets the help it needs.

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ting is kinda aspiraring they come from nothing but are doing a ting to better their life in a country the world has turnt its back on respect the hustle

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Yeah dem man a defo hardNo doubt about it, the killer thing is most of them get away with it & get mills in ransom.

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Bwoi come on fam, don't paint them all with the same brush, ugly ppl exist everywhere.I've seen alot of beautiful Somali females around still

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I know they aint got eye patches and aint got swords like Sinbad but from when you hijacking international ships and other countrys aint really on it you know some of the people are desperate. I hope that country gets the help it needs.
Do you think piracy doesn't exist all over the world? It hasn't become any less profitable in the centuries and millennia that it first came about. There's no reason that it would be a relic of antiquity, or a preserve of desperate and backwards people. Modern piracy is a hi-tech, $15billion-a-year industry. sh*t goes on everywhere.

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I've seen alot of beautiful Somali females around still
LMFAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.
:lol: I've seen one tbh. But out of every 30 of them, 1 is decent.

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It come like Somalia aint realised its 2008 and still think we are living back way in the 1500's.
dumb comment coming from someone who I beleive generally knows his stuff
BahahahaThun is a one trick pony and that trick only scores 6 from the judges. Not even a send.Ratings to them man holding up the age-old trade. Much better than shottin drugs to mums and yutes, f*ck*ng up where people live. People on the ship will get over it, one day

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