US Crew Ship Rescued
WASHINGTON – There are news that crew of US ship earlier hijacked by Somali pirates, has been retaken by the crew, the Pentagon said Wednesday.
"It's reported that one pirate is on board under crew control — the other three were trying to flee," the official said. The status of the other pirates was unknown, the official said.
Earlier Wednesday Somali pirates hijacked a U.S.-flagged cargo ship with 20 American crew members onboard in some of the most dangerous waters in the world. This ship was on a relief mission to Mombasa, Kenya, when it was hijacked. It was the sixth ship seized within a week. The ship was hijacked about 280 miles (450 kilometers) southeast of Eyl, a town in the northern Puntland region of Somalia.
Somali pirates are fairly trained mostly dressed as military officials to become anyone's nightmare. Equipped with speed boats having satellite phones and GPS equipment give them the high tech support also. These operations are carried out from larger mother ships little far away.
Most hijackings end with million-dollar payouts. Piracy is considered the biggest moneymaker in Somalia. Somali pirates are holding 14 vessels and about 200 crew members to operate quite easily,according to the International Maritime Bureau.
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