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Pirates Find Easy Prey with Merchant Ships

Sixteen minutes after armed pirates had boarded the Sirius Star, a Saudi-owned supertanker carrying oil, they had seized control of the ship and its 25 crew members in November 2008. The pirates anchored the Sirius Star off the Somali coast and demanded $25 million in ransom, and after two months, they received $3 million....

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Source: Yahoo Science News - Saturday, 9 June, 2012


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