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Pirate Kidnappings Hit 'Alarming' Record

Offbeat  (tags: Pirates, kidnapped, record, seafarers )

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Pirates kidnapped a record number of seafarers in 2010 in an "alarming" escalation of the crisis centred on Somalia, a maritime watchdog said on Tuesday. Across the globe, pirates hijacked 53 ships and kidnapped 1,181 seafarers last year...


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Tamila mendoza (177)
Wednesday January 19, 2011, 6:53 am

Carol H (229)
Wednesday January 19, 2011, 10:07 am
noted, thanks Tarequl

Terry King (113)
Wednesday January 19, 2011, 10:14 am
It seems like armed escorts would be economically preferable to losing all these ships and crews!

Krasimira B (175)
Wednesday January 19, 2011, 10:38 am
404 - Article #29852 not found

Maria p (151)
Wednesday January 19, 2011, 10:48 am
its is a wow, cause i did not realize we still had pirates, man what a dummie I am. thanks

Michela M (3964)
Wednesday January 19, 2011, 11:30 am
Noted!! Thanks, Ciao!! Michela

Ludger W (65)
Wednesday January 19, 2011, 11:31 am
Yes, German ships are often target of pirates there. The crews get rests of food only.
I don´t know why nobody can stop it. Mafias shall be chiefs of pirates. The more peoole the more poverty thw more mafias.

Thank you, Tarequl.

Krasimira B (175)
Wednesday January 19, 2011, 1:38 pm
It's a good business. Why nobody investigates who is the arm deliverer of the Somali pirates and who collect the big money? The salaries of the Somali pirates are very low. I pray every month for my husband and his crew. Noted without hope, thank you Tarequl for posting.

Marti Williams (170)
Wednesday January 19, 2011, 4:34 pm
Thanks Tarequi....there needs to be a way to help these people make an honest living...

Anna Smith (493)
Thursday January 20, 2011, 12:03 am
Noted...Thank you !

Cheryl B (64)
Thursday January 20, 2011, 4:56 am
Thanks for telling the world

Kris B (136)
Thursday January 20, 2011, 9:27 am
Poor people that are working to make an honest living and have to risk their life for a job. Someone needs to develop security for ships....electricity if you touch the hull????

Annick Letourneau (67)
Thursday January 20, 2011, 9:30 am
Pirates? Oh my God...

patricia lasek (317)
Thursday January 20, 2011, 10:59 am
They seem to be getting bolder.

Cindy C (125)
Thursday January 20, 2011, 12:01 pm
this is so scary

Julie van Niekerk (230)
Thursday January 20, 2011, 10:02 pm
I listened to a big discussion on radio and was amazed by the news.

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Friday January 21, 2011, 3:31 am
They don't look as picturesque as the pirates in the movies. There has to be a concerted effort to discourage them.

MmAway M (519)
Friday January 21, 2011, 2:15 pm
Quite alarming and Thank you Tarequal -- Ann G. for the forward~! Great information at site, not going on the SEAS HERE!

Toni C (508)
Saturday January 22, 2011, 3:48 pm
This problem seems to be getting worse and more dangerous. why aren't people doing more to discourage this type of thing???

José Ovidio Pérez Morel (50)
Sunday January 23, 2011, 8:32 pm
Mad..........sorry but I think in elimination off.
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