Another day, another act of Somali piracy. What’s wrong with this picture?
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) – Somali pirates hijacked a chemical tanker with dozens of Indian crew members Friday and a helicopter rescued three British security guards who had jumped into the sea, officials said…
Still on board were 25 Indian and two Bangladeshi crew members, said diplomats who could not be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media. The British security guards escaped by jumping into the water, said a news release issued by their company, Anti-Piracy Maritime Security Solutions.
The company said it was aware of the incident on the chemical tanker it identified as M/V BISCAGLIA.
“We have been informed by coalition military authorities that three of our unarmed security staff were rescued from the water by a coalition helicopter and are currently on board a coalition warship in the Gulf of Aden,” the company statement said.
So the Indian and Bangladeshi crew are now the hostages of the Somali pirates. But the high-priced “anti-piracy” elite (albeit unarmed) security team from London immediately jumped into the water and swam away. What “security” did the owners of the MV Biscaglia get for their money?