December 22, 2010 | Mark Paradies

Bad Day on a Cruise Ship: Pirate Attack!

Pirates aren’t just in Johnny Depp in the Pirates of the Caribbean movie. They are real. And in 2005 they attached a cruise ship off Somalia. Machine guns and RPGs can make it a bad day. But, amazingly, no passenger was injured and the ship avoided being boarded. I don’t have a video of about it but here a link to a story:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/4409662.stm

This isn’t the only pirate attack on a cruise ship. Here’s an Associated Press video about another attack …

By the way, most of the information on these cruise ship incidents came from an on-line degree program web site written by Anna Miller. Click here to see the original posting.

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