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P-AAAAARRRRRR: Even Pirates Have A Spokesman

CLARENCE Mitchell should have no problem getting work – even pirates have a spokesman:

Somali pirates who hijacked a Ukrainian freighter carrying supposed Kenyan military weapons have defiantly demanded $US20 million ($24 million) in ransom despite being surrounded by three foreign warships.

The spokesman for the pirates, contacted by AFP via satellite telephone, confirmed that they were surrounded by three foreign war vessels off Somalia’s central coast and said the ship’s crew was “safe and not harmed.”


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Posted: 29th, September 2008 | In: Strange But True | Comments (11)