How Somali Pirates Get Ransom for Hijacked Ships

24 Feb, 2012 | category - Others | 10 photos | 5384 visits

Somali pirates are modern day armed groups, hijacking ships near a Somalia coastline. They use small, fast speedboats and are armed with automatic weapons and RPGs (rocket-propelled grenades). These sea bandits are often well organized and a combination of ex-fisherman, ex-militia, and computer geeks, but they rarely have quality training. In response to their attacks and to ensure the safety of ships, a fleet of international warships are now on daily patrol in the Gulf of Aden.

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