Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Somali pirate interview

Wired brings us a matter-of-factly interview with a Somali pirate about their work of hijacking ships and killing people. He also gives a pretty thorough rundown on how to run a successful pirating mission, so if you're ever forced to board a ship for ransom, his advice sounds like a good starting point.

Once you have a ship, it’s a win-win situation. We attack many ships everyday, but only a few are ever profitable. No one will come to the rescue of a third-world ship with an Indian or African crew, so we release them immediately. But if the ship is from Western country or with valuable cargo like oil, weapons or … then it’s like winning a lottery jackpot. We begin asking a high price and then go down until we agree on a price.

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