Editors Note: We are starting a new Scientist in Residence program at Deep-Sea News. The Scientist in Residence for each month at DSN would contribute substantial posts in the scientist’s area of expertise. We anticipate these will vary in topic from discussing new papers and commenting on recent events to revealing the specifics of . . . → Read More: Scientist In Residence: Danny Richter on Pirate Guilt
John Stewart interviews Captain Richard Phillips of Maersk Alabama, which was hijacked by Somali pirates last year. The ship was carrying aid to the region. The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c Richard Phillips www.thedailyshow.com Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Tea Party Hat tip to gCaptain. . . . → Read More: TGIF: Maersk Alabama Edition
Danish command ship, HDMS Absalon. Photo from hebster, commons.wikipedia.org From the Seattle Times: “… the HDMS Absalon – the Danish flagship of the three-vessel NATO flotilla in the region – disrupted a pirate operation by “scuttling” one of the large boats used by Somali gangs to transport attack teams to piracy hunting areas far off . . . → Read More: Somali Pirate Mothership Sunk by NATO
Wired editor Scott Carney scored an interview with a Somali pirate. It is enlightening and strangely up front. This interview is in conjunction with Scott’s recent article for Wired magazine called Pirate Economics. Hat tip to Boing Boing.
The New York Times reports that religious leaders are helping to form an anti-pirate movement, now underway in Somalia, and the Toyota Surf joins the Auto Hall of Infamy. Grass-roots, antipirate militias are forming. Sheiks and government leaders are embarking on a campaign to excommunicate the pirates, telling them to get out of town and . . . → Read More: Sheiks reject Somalian sea bandits
BBC News carries an interview with a 25 year old Somali pirate Years ago we used to fish a lot, enough for us to eat and sell in the markets…. Then illegal fishing and dumping of toxic wastes by foreign fishing vessels affected our livelihood, depleting the fish stocks. I had no other choice but . . . → Read More: A pirate’s life for me
Embedded video from &amp;lt;a href=”http://www.cnn.com/video” mce_href=”http://www.cnn.com/video”&amp;gt;CNN Video&amp;lt;/a&amp;gt; Somalian pirates received payback for their hostilities on Easter Sunday. Members of the U.S. Navy shot and killed three pirates who had been holding Capt. Richard Phillips hostage in a lifeboat on Sunday evening, a military official said. The pirates seized Phillips after a failed attempt to . . . → Read More: Go Navy! Captain rescued from Somali pirates