For years, the pirates of Somalia have been the predator of the seas, hijacking ships and making millions of money every year. Piracy has become a major threat to both the Somalis and international ships that pass through the area. Armed, Somali pirates easily took over the crews and control of huge ships, holding them hostages until they received the money they demanded. A crew from Germany reported “[they were] under fire from pirates armed with bazookas and machine guns…boarded the pirate vessel and took the nine into custody”.1 Unfortunately for the crew, all the contact information is aboard the ship. Therefore it makes it easier for the pirates to negotiate for their money. The pirates are said to never negotiate money themselves and instead use a middle man. As F...
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