Pirates still impose a great fear to the many that sail the high seas. Couldn’t help but stop to read this article about a recent pirate attack in the associated press:
MOSCOW — A Russian warship on Friday rushed to intercept a Ukrainian vessel carrying 33 battle tanks and ammunition that was seized by pirates off the Horn of Africa — a bold hijacking that heightened fears about the surging piracy and high-seas terrorism.
High-seas piracy and its threat to international security have long been a hazard for maritime shippers, particularly in the Indian Ocean and its peripheries.
Pirate attacks worldwide have surged this year and Africa remains the world’s top piracy hotspot, with 24 reported attacks in Somalia and 18 in Nigeria so far this year, according to the International Maritime Bureau’s piracy reporting center.
Read more of this article here:http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,428582,00.html