Sunday, January 11, 2009

Dead Pirate's Family Angry

MOGADISHU -- Five of the pirates who hijacked a Saudi supertanker drowned with their share of a $3-million US ransom, a relative said yesterday, the day after the bundle of cash was apparently dropped by parachute onto the deck of the ship.
The Sirius Star and its 25 crew sailed safely away Friday at the end of a two-month standoff in the Gulf of Aden, where pirates attacked more than 100 ships last year.
The drowned pirates' boat overturned in rough seas, and family members were still looking for four bodies, pirate Daud Nure said. One body washed up on the shore and three pirates swam to safety.
Abukar Haji, uncle of one of the dead pirates, blamed the naval surveillance for the accident that killed his nephew.
"The boat the pirates were travelling in capsized because it was running at high speed because the pirates were afraid of an attack from the warships patrolling around," he said.
"There has been human and monetary loss but what makes us feel sad is that we don't still have the dead bodies of our relatives."
The tanker was on its way home yesterday.

courtesy of today's Toronto Sun
It almost feels like the writer of this story wants me to feel sorry for the poor dead pirates. Honest pirates out on the high seas just trying to make a buck and are killed while running away from the big bad bully navies, looking to disrupt all their fun. Everybody all together now, awwwhh, that's so sad! NOT!!

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