Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Pirates in the News! Hall of Fame

On August 27, 2008, a gang of four masked men boarded the $40 million yacht, Tiara, in the Mediterranean and over the course of 10 minutes made off with $200,000 worth of jewelry, art and other goods.
Attacks on luxury yachts are common off the coasts of Africa and in the Far East, but are still a rarity in European waters. The French coastguard added last night that until this latest attack, there had been no notable piracy attacks on large vessels for several years in the Mediterranean.
No one was hurt in the attack and the pirates made off with their booty in a speedboat. While no one likes being robbed, I have to say that as pirates go, this is what you would want to see, no muss, no fuss, no injuries.

As a bit of Trivia, the value of the items they stole would be almost enough to rent the yacht for 3 days.

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