Friday, May 23, 2008

Pirates in the News! May 23, 2008

This week has been fairly quiet in the news, not that pirates aren't attacking, just that there's nothing terrific or mind-boggling to report.

A Jordanian Ship was hijacked off the Somali Coast seizing a cargo of sugar.

There was also an interesting interview with a sailor who works aboard a merchant ship in the Gulf of Aden who is back at work after an attack in late April.
“They are crazy, crazy people,” said Abdul Rasheed Noor, a dhow captain recalling the events that led to him and his crew being caught in crossfire between Somali pirates and the Somali army in the Gulf of Aden.

While sailing along the country’s coastline on April 21, his vessel was captured by pirates, who held the crew overnight. Armed security officers from the Somali region of Puntland stormed the ship the following morning and after an hour long gun battle with the pirates rescued the crew members.
Also! Bartholomew "Black Bart" Robert's Birthday was May 17th, he would be 326 and he is still dead. Do I smell a historical biography of Bartholomew Roberts posted in the next week? you'll have to tune in to find out. I know you're all riveted.

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