Friday, November 28, 2008

Guarded Tanker Biscaglia Taken

This will be interesting:
Somali pirates hijacked a chemical tanker with dozens of Indian crew members on board Friday, and three British security guards were rescued by helicopter after jumping into the sea, officials said.

It's from the AP - Somali pirates hijack ship, British guards escape


Update: KATHARINE HOURELD Associated Press Writer reports:
Anti-Piracy Maritime Security Solutions, which employs the three guards who leapt off the Biscaglia on Friday, says on its Web site that it was formed in July 2008 and all its staff are ex-Royal Marines. They do not carry weapons.

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