Update on the pirates…
Factbox – Ships held by Somali pirates
* PANAMA: Seized on December 10. Liberian-flagged container ship en route from Tanzania to Beira. Crew of 23 from Myanmar.
Just read your update with interest but note the MV Panama was released last month and is not currently held.
Indeed, we even had a story when it was freed: GBU Editor
Small boats being towed by a suspected pirate mothership are destroyed February 2, 2011 by weapons fire from the guided-missile destroyer USS Momsen after the Momsen disrupted an attack on a commercial oil tanker in the Arabian Sea. Momsen and the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill came to the aid of the merchant vessel simultaneously in a coordinated rescue and assist effort after receiving a distress call. Photo taken February 2, 2011. REUTERS/Chief Hull Maintenance Technician John Parkin-US Navy/Handout