Can’t live with the, apparently can’t shoot them: Somali pirates may extend deadline
Somali pirates holding an arms-laden Ukrainian tanker off Somalia may extend the deadline on their threat to destroy the vessel, a spokesman said Monday.
In Kiev, angry relatives of the ship’s crew members demanded that Ukraine’s government stop delaying and just pay a multimillion-dollar ransom to the pirates.
The pirates have said they will destroy the MV Faina on Monday night or early Tuesday unless a ransom is paid. They may extend the deadline following requests from the ship’s owner and other unidentified people, pirate spokesman Sugule Ali said.
I hope someone has decided that anyone leaving the ship after the supposed deadline will be considered a target.
According to the report, Somai troops assualted the Panama-flagged cargo ship. One soldier was killed and three wounded. No pirates or hostages were hurt, and the pirates surrendered after they ran out of ammo.
Not even Somalis, apparently, can shoot pirates.