Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Somali Pirates Update

A band of Somali pirates released a Belgian ship over the weekend in return for ransom (possibly over $2,000,000). Ten crew members were held hostage since the ship was hijacked in mid-April.

Here is a good account of the vessels still believed to be under Somali pirate control. Even with the continued threat of piracy, however, if given the choice I'm sure that most would rather cruise the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean than vacation in Mogadishu.