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Sunday, April 6, 2008

Pirates sieze luxury yacht

Pirates seized control of a French luxury yacht carrying 30 crew in the Gulf of Aden off Somalia's coast, the French government and the vessel's owner said. Attackers stormed the three-mast Le Ponant as it returned without passengers from the Seychelles, in the Indian Ocean, towards the Mediterranean, said French maritime transport company CMA-CGM. I always like these stories because I picture Johnny Debt swinging from a sale ship with a sword and eye patch and a parrot. These pirates should make these people walk the plank just to make it authentic. The ship is still under the control of the pirates. This often happens off of the coast of Somolia. The ship is released once the crew hands over the Dead Mans Chest ( or any other ransom). Im pushing it huh? I know, don't post unless it is going to be something at least halfway decent.

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