Have you guys heard of this? Is the economy that bad?
The standoff in the Indian Ocean over a ship laden with tanks and weapons entered a sixth day Tuesday, with pirates claiming they were celebrating the Muslim feast of Eid al-Fitr despite being surrounded by American warships and helicopters. A photo from the USS Howard shows Somali pirates in small boats hijacking the MV Faina last week. No solution to their $20 million ransom demand for the Ukrainian cargo ship Faina was yet in sight. “We are happy on the ship and we are celebrating Eid,” pirate spokesman Sugule Ali told The Associated Press by satellite phone. “Nothing has changed.” Ali did not say whether the ship’s 21-member crew, which includes Ukrainians, Russians and a Latvian, would be included in the feast that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. One crew member has died, of an apparent heart attack.
Geez. I wonder if they talk in pirate-speak?