U.S. warships and helicopters on Monday surrounded a hijacked cargo ship loaded with Sudan-bound tanks and other arms to keep the weapons from falling "into the wrong hands," an American Navy spokesman said.
The pirates who seized the ship are demanding a $20 million ransom.
What is up with all these reports of piracy in the news lately? I thought piracy had been nearly eradicated, but now it seems like it is the largest growth industry in the world economy. If the financial sector does not improve here in America, I may have to look into seeing if I can become a pirate myself.