pirate thugs detain 21 sailors "time for the special forces"
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.
• United States
16 Apr 09
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.