January 11, 2009

Davy Jones' Locker Gets A Cash Infusion

I suppose I really ought not to, but I find this story intensely amusing:

Five Somali pirates drowned when a wave washed off their getaway boat as they squabbled over over how to split their $3 million ransom.

The ransom had been paid to the pirates to end the world's biggest ship hijacking.

The canister full of cash was parachuted onto the Sirius Star - observed by the U.S. Navy who provided these images - and the two-month ordeal of the 25 crew, including two Britons, was finally over.

The pirates originally wanted more than 16 million to release the boat and its 65 million load of oil. Eventually they accepted the offer of $3million (around 2million).

'Two of them swam and survived. One is still missing. The weather was so terrible that it blew the boat over, then sank it. We got five dead bodies and we are still searching for the missing one. The waves were disastrous,' said Farah Osman, an associate of the gang.

N'yar, Jim lad! Who knew Nemesis be such a good swimmer!

Posted by Robert at January 11, 2009 03:39 PM | TrackBack
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Posted by: fsuvmcdyj at January 11, 2009 04:01 PM

"Wave", code word for cruise missile.

Posted by: rbj at January 11, 2009 06:17 PM