Pirates Hijack Ship Off Somalia Coast
A Ukranian ship has been seized off the coast of Somalia by pirates since Thursday, according to CNN. There are 33 Russian y-72 tanks in its cargo and the pirates are now holding 14 ships and more than 300 crew memebers, said Noel Choong, head of the International Maritime Bureau's piracy reporting center in Malaysia.
According to The Star Tribune, the pirates said they would not release the crew members or the arms until they were given $20 million. There are no plans to raid the ship yet according to U.S military officials.