No, this is not an episode of Johnny Depp and Pirates of the Caribbean. This is not the 1600’s with tall ships and canons.
This is 2008 and yet tiny little ponga boats with meager outboard motors scour a patch of sea called the Gulf of Aden which is about 300 by 900 miles off the coast of Somalia and they steal huge freighters. They don’t even care what’s in the freighters; they just pirate them, threaten the crew and steal them. In fact they have seized about a dozen ships. It happens that some of these freighters are carrying arms and weapons, tanks and more.
Can anyone explain how a little ponga boat can capture a freighter?
Is this an instance where size doesn’t matter?
Help me on this one…comments are welcome.
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Michael Caruso, Broker ABR ABRM CRB CRS GRI
2007 President, Orange County Association of Realtors