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Somali pirates drown as they flee with ransom

 
Anonymous Coward
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01/10/2009 04:59 PM
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Somali pirates drown as they flee with ransom
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"Six Somali pirates who hijacked a Saudi supertanker drowned with their share of the ransom when their boat capsized as it left the vessel, their leader said yesterday.

Four others were missing with their share of the $3m payoff, which been parachuted on to the tanker on Friday, Mohamed Said said by phone from the port of Harardhere.

“The small boat that was carrying those killed and eight who survived was overloaded . . . they were afraid of a chase from outsiders [foreign navies of the combined maritime forces],” he said.

Mohamud Aden, a resident of the port off which the tanker had been anchored watched by the warships, said: “The capsize was an accident. The pirates were full of joy and partially frightened by the presence of foreign war machines and were speeding. That was a tragedy for the pirates.”"

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01/10/2009 05:04 PM
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Re: Somali pirates drown as they flee with ransom
Ever wonder if there's more to this story?
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"Six Somali pirates who hijacked a Saudi supertanker drowned with their share of the ransom when their boat capsized as it left the vessel, their leader said yesterday.

Four others were missing with their share of the $3m payoff, which been parachuted on to the tanker on Friday, Mohamed Said said by phone from the port of Harardhere.

“The small boat that was carrying those killed and eight who survived was overloaded . . . they were afraid of a chase from outsiders [foreign navies of the combined maritime forces],” he said.

Mohamud Aden, a resident of the port off which the tanker had been anchored watched by the warships, said: “The capsize was an accident. The pirates were full of joy and partially frightened by the presence of foreign war machines and were speeding. That was a tragedy for the pirates.”"

[link to www.timesonline.co.uk]
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 538386


If by "drowned" they meant escaped and if by "an accident" they meant the pirates made it safely ashore to an island they bought from the government of Madagascar, I'd suppose that would be a bit more believable.

But then I'm not certain about ANY parts of ANY stories regarding any of the piracy scenarios lately.
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Re: Somali pirates drown as they flee with ransom
But then I'm not certain about ANY parts of ANY stories regarding any of the piracy scenarios lately.
 Quoting: CharlesCopeland

I know exactly what you mean. At this point, it's anyone's guess what's really going on there.





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