Four More Ships Hijacked After Pirates Swear ‘Revenge’

April 14, 2009

Somalia (ChattahBox) – After threats from Somali pirates swearing revenge after the rescue of U.S Captain Richard Phillips during a hijacking last week, four more vessels have been taken hostage over seas.

The ships have been officially named as the MV Irene E.M. from Greece, the MV Sea Horse from Togo, and two small fishing boats from Egypt. In all, it is thought that somewhere between 45 and 50 crew members have been taken on board.

“They are just saying that there is business as usual, nothing has changed despite the American and French actions,” Seafarers’ Assistance Program official, Andrew Mwangura, said in an interview with the BBC.

So far there has been no response from U.S or French officials, and no ransom demands have been released from the pirates.

This comes just days after the American Maersk Alabama was taken hostage, and three pirates were killed in the rescue of Captain Phillips, who is set to be sent home later today. It is one of dozens of pirates attacks that have so far occurred in 2009.


Comments

2 Responses to “Four More Ships Hijacked After Pirates Swear ‘Revenge’”

  1. Old Man Dotes on April 14th, 2009 12:23 pm

    How clever. A bunch of armed but poorly-organized tribal savages declares war on one of the three most powerful nations in the world, and swears to carry out this war on the high seas, where there is no cover; and where US satellite surveillance can locate them to within 10cm, any time, day or night.

    Well, I guess the US Navy Seal sniper teams can use the target practice.

  2. TheFitzGeraldHotel on April 14th, 2009 2:41 pm

    A new pain in the you know where…

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