22.1.06

I'M A SALT-SEA PIRATE A-LOOKIN' FOR MY FEE. The U. S. Navy continues to keep the sea lanes open.
Piracy is rampant off the coast of Somalia, which is torn by renewed clashes between militias fighting over control of the troubled African country. Many shipping companies resort to paying ransoms, saying they have few alternatives.
Aegis destroyer Winston S. Churchill had to put shots across one pirate's bow.
The U.S. Navy boarded an apparent pirate ship in the Indian Ocean and detained 26 men for questioning, the Navy said Sunday.
Further into the article, some reading between the lines suggests cruise lines might have discovered a new use for heavy-metal tapes. That's still a kinder fate than the one the song quoted in the title reserves for pirates.

For quarter, for quarter those pirates then did cry...
But the answer that we gave them, we sunk them in their sea...

Sailin' down along the coast/Of troubled Somalee.

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