A pirate attack on a ship full of Western holidaymakers has jolted East Africa's bomb-scarred tourist industry and reminded the world of the threat posed by
, an anarchic state awash with weapons. Somalia
Woken by machinegun fire and a rocket-propelled grenade crashing into their cruise ship at dawn on Saturday, the tourists gazed in disbelief as attackers in two small boats tried, but eventually failed, to seize their vessel.
When you think about a lightly defended ship with casinos and thousands of guests loaded with money and jewelry, you wonder why there aren’t pirates trying this in our backyard. Image pirate yachts sailing out of Cancun and
Another thing to worry about on vacation. ;)