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Thursday, November 20, 2008


To me, this came out of the blue, too sudden...


Nope... not those VCDs or DVDs you can get from those make shift stalls or even pasar malam...

I am talking about pirates. Real time pirates.

Still dunno?? maybe the picture below will snap you to attention...

Got it??

Yah.. Pirates. Now, the problem no longer lies along the Straits of Malacca. It now lies in Somalia.

Maritime group warns Somalia pirates 'out of control'
Posted: 19 November 2008 1539 hrs

KUALA LUMPUR : An international watchdog said Wednesday that piracy in Somalia was "out of control" and called on the United Nations to step in after a Saudi supertanker was hijacked with 100 million dollars of oil.

Kenyan authorities say three ships have been hijacked since the Sirius Star.

But the capture of the supertanker -- a high-tech vessel the size of three football fields, which was taken 800 kilometres (500 miles) off the coast of Kenya in the Indian Ocean -- was a sign of the reach of the pirate gangs.

The German navy said Tuesday one of its frigates had foiled attacks on two ships in the Gulf of Aden, using a helicopter to chase off pirates who fled in their speedboats.

Indian navy sinks suspected pirate "mother" ship
By SAM DOLNICK, Associated Press Writer Sam Dolnick, Associated Press Writer – 1 hr 47 mins ago

NEW DELHI – An Indian naval vessel sank a suspected pirate "mother ship" in the Gulf of Aden and chased two attack boats into the night, officials said Wednesday, yet more violence in the lawless seas where brigands are becoming bolder and more violent.

Last week, Indian navy commandos operating from a warship foiled a pirate attempt to hijack a ship in the Gulf of Aden. The navy said an armed helicopter with marine commandos prevented the pirates from boarding and hijacking the Indian merchant vessel.

Tuesday incidents raised to eight the number of ships hijacked this week alone, he said. Since the beginning of the year, 39 ships have been hijacked in the Gulf of Aden, out of 95 attacked.

He said 17 vessels remain in the hands of pirates along with more than 300 crew members, including a Ukrainian ship loaded with weapons and a Saudi Arabian supertanker carrying $100 million in crude.

It's really out of control.

I think the Somalia must have seen too much of this...

Don't you think so?

I sincerely hope that all the crew still in the hands of those bastards are okie, and will be released soon.

And may those bastards roast eternally in hell.

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