Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Interview with a pirate

Wired's Scott Carney had a chance to catch up with a Somali pirate. Same old line in there about Somali boat warriors are "protectors" not "pirates" since they're chasing off foreign vessels.

  • Nice nugget in there about how pirates release news of a capture to the media to exert pressure on the shipping company to negotiate a ransom.
  • Another nice insight: it costs about $30k to outfit a pirate team and boat for a mission, but they only are successful once every 3 - 4 tries.

Also included, a video from pirates aboard a ship. I guess that would be pirated video.

Read the piece.

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