Feb 5, 2009

Free at Last

Remember the Ukranian crew of the MV Faina, captured off the waters of Somalia with 33 Soviet tanks in the hold? They are now free. The ransom, however, cost $3.2 million. Still, this represents a deep discount from the pirates' original asking price of $20 million.

Tough economic times, it seems, are even hurting the pirate business.

But the crew is safe, and will now deliver thier T-72s and assorted weapons to the proper destnation: Sudan, er, "Kenya." Shipping weapons to Sudan would violate the U.N. arms embargo. That would be illegal.

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