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Mystery ship

Piracy in Somalian waters are not uncommon, but this story is interresting.
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The MV Iran Deyanat was brought to Eyl, a sleepy fishing village in northeastern Somalia, and was secured by a larger gang of pirates - 50 onboard and 50 onshore. Within days, pirates who had boarded the ship developed strange health complications, skin burns and loss of hair. Independent sources tell The Long War Journal that a number of pirates have also died. "Yes, some of them have died. I do not know exactly how many but the information that I am getting is that some of them have died," Andrew Mwangura, Director of the East African Seafarers' Assistance Program, said Friday when reached by phone in Mombasa.

News about the illness and the toxic cargo quickly reached Garowe, seat of the government for the autonomous region of Puntland. Angered over the wave of piracy and suspicious about the Iranian ship, authorities
dispatched a delegation led by Minister of Minerals and Oil Hassan Allore Osman to investigate the situation on September 4. Osman also confirmed to The Long War Journal that during the six days he negotiated with the pirates members of the syndicate had become sick and died. "That ship is unusual," he said. "It is not carrying a normal shipment."

[Waht goes around- comes around]



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Anonymous USpace said...

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These Somali pirates are out of control. They go out for weeks in little rickety boats with hardly any water and eat raw fish and keep hijacking bigger then bigger, then bigger boats.

Lots of great Pirate coverage over at Dinah Lord:
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absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
don't exterminate pirates

seizing ships for ransom
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