Cunning Crew Foils Pirates... by Locking Door

Aargh. They give up, go home
By Dan MacKenzie,  Newser User
Posted Oct 27, 2010 8:24 AM CDT Posted Oct 27, 2010 8:24 AM CDT
Promoted on Newser Oct 27, 2010 11:45 AM CDT
Pirates Abandon Ship after Crew Locked Up
In this undated photo released Sunday Oct. 24, 2010, by Interunity Management Corporation SA, (IMC) showing the MV York merchant vessel which was boarded by suspected Somali pirates.   (AP Photo/IMC)

Somali pirates attempted to grab a French tanker yesterday, and failed—after the crew locked themselves in the control room. Unable to take over the vessel, the pirates gave up and returned to their ship. The attack took place about 100 miles off the coast of Tanzania on a liquefied petroleum gas tanker with 14 men on board. Somali pirates are currently holding more than a dozen ships for ransom. Read the full article, or click here for more of today's unlucky pirate news.
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