Apparently piracy off the coast of Africa is more common than I thought. There is a page here all about it .
In the current story it looks like there have been some new developments. Earlier today I read that the pirates were seen partying to celebrate the end of Ramadan. I’m curious if these really are Muslims or if that’s just a ruse to throw people off. It seems odd that Muslims would hijack a ship during Ramadan, but maybe that’s the way these pirates roll. 🙂
The latest is that there has been some conflict between the more radical and less radical pirates, ending in some shooting. I guess if you’re a pirate you need to decide if you’re ready to go all the way.
I seiously can’t see how they expected to get out of this alive.