pirate thugs detain 21 sailors "time for the special forces"

United States
April 8, 2009 6:29am CST
Somali Pirates have captured or hijacked a cargo ship with 21 American Sailors aboard State Department officials said early Wednesday mourning. The Danished-Owned ship came under attack 240 Southeast of Somlia. The ship radioed for help but the closet Navy ship was 300 miles away at the time. Finally, the Danished-Owned company will have to pay the ransom for the sailors or will President Obama send in the "Special Forces" to detain the Pirate thugs. read the rest of the artilce at www.herringpost.blogspot.com.
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@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
8 Apr 09
There are preliminary reports that the crew may have regained controll of the ship. Not confirmed yet but lets hope so.
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@PrarieStyle (2486)
• United States
8 Apr 09
Yes, they were taking food to hungry people. American sailors haven't been held hostage in 200 years. Thank God they have regained control.
• United States
8 Apr 09
Now they think they may have the Captain of the ship after all! I don't know, we will have to wait and see and pray...
@lampar (7591)
• United States
16 Apr 09
It is easier to say than done, without fully armed heavy weaponry on merchant ships, there is no way anyone of them is able to fend off these African high sea bandits. It is time for the world to finish them all once and for all, any country provide safe haven to these pirates should be wipe off the earth. End of piracy in international water. javascript:__doPostBack('ctl00$cphMainContent$lbStart','')
@jwfarrimond (4474)
11 Apr 09
It's time that there were regular maritime patrols of the area to intercept and destroy any boat that is attempting to attack a merchant vessel. The solution to attacks on isolated merchant ships is to introduce a compulsory convoy system and sea lane. That will allow naval ships to concentrate on a small area and be proactive in countering the Somali pirates rather than reacting to a situation after the event.