We live in a weird age where GoPros are being used by terrorists to showcase their hijacking skills.
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The U.S. Navy and its allies used to ensure that piracy was all but a thing of the past, so companies haven't needed security for decades. But the Navy is spread thin, the West is in decline, and pirates along the African coast and the Red Sea corridor have gotten bolder in recent years.
That being said, the Navy still makes sure a good number of hijackers find out (remember how Seal Team Six saved Captain Phillips?).
More context on Sunday's hijacking:
Yemen's Houthi rebels seized an Israeli-linked cargo ship in a crucial Red Sea shipping route Sunday and took its 25 crew members hostage, officials said, raising fears that regional tensions heightened over the Israel-Hamas war were playing out on a new maritime front.
"All ships belonging to the Israeli enemy or that deal with it will become legitimate targets," the Houthis said.
Well, the joke's on them. The ship was the Bahamas-flagged Galaxy Leader and is affiliated with an Israeli billionaire but is operated by Japanese company NYK Line. The vessel had no cargo and its crew is from the Philippines, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, and Mexico.
So basically, these terrorists commandeered a vessel with no loot and none of the intended targets, made everyone aware of their capabilities and tactics, then recorded it for all the world's intelligence and military services to analyze.
The dumbest pirates I've ever heard of. 😂
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