U.S. NEWS SEPTEMBER 29, 2008, 10:30 A.M. ET U.S.Navy Surrounds Hijacked Ship
MOGADISHU, Somalia -- U.S. warships and helicopters on Monday surrounded a hijacked cargo ship loaded with Sudan-bound tanks and other arms to keep the weapons from falling "into the wrong hands," an American Navy spokesman said.
Lt. Nathan Christensen, a deputy spokesman for the U.S. Navy's Bahrain-based 5th Fleet, said the shipment of 33 Russian-designed tanks, rifles and ammunition on the Ukrainian-operated Faina was headed for Sudan -- not Kenya as previously claimed by Kenyan officials. [...]
You are a HUGE freighter FULL OF GUNS and you let pirates take you over?
Something fishy there. Story parts must be missing. Imagine you and some other customers are in a gun store and someone comes in and tries a holdup. What do you think is the obvious course of action? In this case, they gave the crooks the entire store.