4.08.2009

"Americans re-take ship"

One way or another, the American crew is back in control of the cargo vessel hijacked by pirates earlier off Somalia in the Indian Ocean.

Like I said, poor choice, pirates, poor choice:

A U.S. official said the crew had retaken control and had one pirate in custody.

"The crew is back in control of the ship," a U.S. official said at midday, speaking on condition of anonymity because she was not authorized to speak on the record. "It's reported that one pirate is on board under crew control—the other three were trying to flee," the official said. The status of the other pirates was unknown, the official said, but they were reported to "be in the water."