What the heck? Can't we find some way to protect ships? It seems to me that pirates from Somalia shouldn't be winning at sea. Seriously, there is no reason why Somali pirates should win anything in our modern seas.
But they have and continue to seize more and more ships. It's getting ridiculous.
Somalia has been mired in chaos with no effective central government since 1991 and pirate gangs operating from coastal havens have flourished over the past few years.
They have made tens of millions of dollars from seizing ships for ransom in the Gulf of Aden, linking Europe to Asia, and are also hunting far into the Indian Ocean to evade foreign navies sent to protect commercial shipping.
On Monday, pirates seized the British-flagged chemical tanker St James Park in the Gulf of Aden and the Panama-registered cargo ship Navios Apollon, taking the number of vessels they hold to more than 10, maritime officials said.
Seriously, this is a terrible example of modern times.
Source - Reuters