Tagged: Piracy in Somalia
Hot Topic of the Week
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Hot Topic Of the Week
Pirates and Pop
With the release of the new movie Captain Phillips starring Tom Hanks, a movie bringing light to the issue of modern day Somali pirates that is based on the seizure of a cargo ship by Somali pirates in 2009, it’s no wonder that people are talking. Leave it to good old Hollywood to bring light to issues that have been around for, well, decades. They found a ‘good’ story.
Somali pirates have been targeting cargo ships for years now, boarding and looting ships stealing more than $40 million dollars worth of cargo alone in 2012. This is a serious issue not only economically but also as crimes against humanity. Continue reading