Ladies And Gentlemen, may I introduce to you the latest in a line of “appropriated vessels” for your viewing pleasure: “The ship with no name”, because the media won’t say much more than “boo”.
Grabbed today by those peace-loving Somali pirates, a CHEMICAL TANKER was crewed by chaps from India. Three British security personnel either jumped overboard or were “assisted” that way and were eventually rescued by a French ship.
In related news, we now have a Reuters website page from India keeping track of “shipping appropriations” BELIEVED TO BE HELD under the Somali flag………
From the article, the last three sentences……. “Forty ships have been hijacked this year, including a Saudi supertanker loaded with $100 million worth of crude oil Nov. 15. Pirates demanding multimillion-dollar ransoms hold 15 ships and nearly 300 crew. Somalia, an impoverished nation in the Horn of Africa, has not had a functioning government since 1991.”
Weeeeeeeeeeeelllllllllll, isn’t that special !
Now we have the Germans wanting to help protect the seas. I wonder why they’re hopping in now ?Germany to Deploy Up to 1,400 to Fight Pirates
Maybe Germany is getting in because of Siemens. The company just got sacked by Iran from the contract for building their “peaceful reactor”, so they need to do something to save face.
After all, that one hijacked ship carrying radioactive and chemical “whatever” destined for Iran is still docked “somewhere” and nobody can get near the cargo without dying.