Your opinion: Somalian Pirates hijack cargo ship...
Originally Posted by New York Times
Update: They've now lowered their ransom demand to $5 million US.
My questions to you are:
1) How bad could security have been on this cargo ship that a group of pirates in 3 speedboats was able to take this massive ship? It seems like if you can afford to transport 30-something tanks, you should be able to hire some security too... or at least some thugs with guns.... :comeandgetsome: Opinions?
2) The article and news information do not seem to specify who owns this ship, rather it's a Russian operation or a private arms dealer or what. There's probably a reason for this. :22a:
3) How on earth do these guys think they're going to survive this? They've got the Russian and American naval forces pointing some big-arsed guns at them, they know they won't be allowed to offload the cargo without getting fired upon.... What could they possibly be thinking? :scruntiny:
3) Last but not least, if you were a crew member on this ship before, during, or after the takeover by pirates, what would your course of action have been ?