Titles are un-American.
Sounds like the owners of the boat are finally going to cave and pay the pirates what they want.
Since they're being watched so closely, and we know when they're getting paid...would it really be that difficult to have a helicopter or UAV ready to intercept these guys when they leave the ship? An airstrike would send a message about the consequences for this kind of nonsense.The pirates have been holding the Ukrainian-operated, Belize-flagged MV Faina and its 20-person crew in the Gulf of Aden since September 25.
Military officials said the cash payment will be brought on the ship, directly to the pirates. Such a procedure is common because of the lack of electronic banking in Somalia.