Pirate 'washes ashore with cash'...Family grabs Cash...Open Thread

The body of a Somali pirate who was killed while trying to escape…reportedly drowned soon after receiving a huge ransom has washed ashore with $153,000 in cash, his uncle says.

The man was one of a group of pirates who seized the Saudi supertanker Sirius Star in November.

They reportedly received $3m (£1.95m) for freeing the tanker but five were said to have been totally blown out of the water….drowned after fleeing.

A relative of the drowned pirate told the BBC the family was now trying to dry out the recovered money.


The pirates’ boat capsized when they were hit by missles….as they were heading back to their homes in central Somalia, the leader of the pirates told AFP.