Kingpin Somalia Pirate leader Announces Retirement…..

socapineman

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Kingpin Somalia Pirate leader Announces Retirement…..



Mohamed Abdi Hassan


I love these Guys……………………..


How could you not love this story line, go on the high Seas and extort Countries/Corporations, etc…..

I wonder if he got full medical benefits ?


His Retirement Conference







It’s hard out there for a pirate. The economic downturn has even affected gun-toting pirates that once plundered ships off the Somali coast. In fact, the piracy industry has tanked so badly that one of its big fish is getting out of the game. On Thursday, the notorious Somali pirate kingpin Mohamed Abdi Hassan, aka “Big Mouth,” announced at a press conference (yes, pirates hold press conferences in Somalia) that he was quitting piracy, saying he had renounced his hijacking ways, and is walking the plank into retirement.





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How Somalia's Fishermen Became Pirates….
Illegal Fishman took over their territory and illegal dumping off their coastlines ….hence they turn to High Sea Theft

Ever since a civil war brought down Somalia's last functional government in 1991, the country's 3,330 km (2,000 miles) of coastline — the longest in continental Africa — has been pillaged by foreign vessels. A United Nations report in 2006 said that, in the absence of the country's at one time serviceable coastguard, Somali waters have become the site of an international "free for all," with fishing fleets from around the world illegally plundering Somali stocks and freezing out the country's own rudimentarily-equipped fishermen. According to another U.N. report, an estimated $300 million worth of seafood is stolen from the country's coastline each year. "In any context," says Gustavo Carvalho, a London-based researcher with Global Witness, an environmental NGO, "that is a staggering sum."

Read more: How Somalia's Fishermen Became Pirates - TIME

Somali pirates tell their side



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To date....The Pirates have not killed one Hostage !
 
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