US ship captain recounts 18-day ordeal as hostage of crack-smoking Nigerian pirates

US ship captain recounts 18-day ordeal as hostage of crack-smoking Nigerian pirates

Glad that Capt Thomas survived this ordeal.  His Marine training helped him get through it.  Nigerian and Somali pirates are a BIG problem in the waters near Africa….so much so, that AFRICOM has a mission that deals with it.  But, it is under-resourced and we need to do more to address it, because it affects our commerce.  These illiterate, drug-using pirates need to be dealt with violently, and then the word needs to get out that its NOT worth it to try and take Americans and American ships hostage.  Right now, its still open season on Americans and American ships/businesses.

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