Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Pirate Mania: Now An Iranian Ship Gets Hijacked

For those keeping score at home, I think this is the 37th ship jacked today. Seriously, these folks might want to do their best to avoid that neighborhood.
The U.S. Navy says a cargo ship has been hijacked off the Somalia coast—the latest in a series of attacks by pirates operating out of the African country.
Navy Commander Jane Campbell of the Bahrain-based 5th Fleet says the 26,000-ton bulk cargo carrier was attacked Tuesday in the Gulf of Aden.

She says the ship was flying a Hong Kong flag but is operated by the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines.

The status of the crew or its cargo were not known. Campbell says the ship is likely heading toward an anchorage site off the Somali coast.
Hmm, an Iranian ship under a Hong Kong flag. I'm sure it's all on the level.

Expect this to continue, as apparently these pirates now rule the planet and we're powerless to stop them. Lovely.

Of course, the last time an Iranian ship was seized a lot of hijackers started dropping dead. I wonder if this one has any radioactive cargo?

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