Somali pirates seize ship; 21 Americans aboard
My Way News - Somali pirates seize ship; 21 Americans aboard
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Somali pirates on Wednesday hijacked a U.S.-flagged cargo ship with 21 crew members aboard, a diplomat and a U.S. Navy spokesman said.
The Kenya-based diplomat identified the vessel as the 17,000-ton Maersk Alabama and said all the crew members are American. The diplomat spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media.
The U.S. Navy confirmed that a U.S. flagged ship with 21 members of crew was hijacked early Wednesday off the eastern coast of Somalia.
So now, what will the response be. I personally am concerned that Obama will not respond with a firm hand and this will open up more attacks on American ships.
Obama is at a crossroads here with this one. If we pay the ransom, shame on us, shame on him.