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Pirates Take More Americans

April 11, 2009

The pirate attacks off of the coast of Somalia have being going on for years but haven’t affected Americans or American shipping significantly enough to warrant much news coverage. With the taking of the Maersk Alabama and the eventual kidnapping of that ship’s captain, Somali piracy has become a big story. And now, the BBC News has the story of another pirate action against Americans, hijacking a tugboat with 16 Americans on board.

Correction: The tugboat was American owned, the bulk of those on board were Italian.

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  1. john permalink
    April 11, 2009 6:49 pm

    They’re Italians not Americans
    According to the BBC article you linked 10 were Italians, they didn’t give the nationalities of the others

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