A Danish cargo ship hijacked by Somali pirates earlier this month has run out of food and fresh water at sea, a Kenyan maritime official said on Monday.
The MV Danica White and its five Danish crew members were carrying building materials from Dubai to Kenya when it was seized off Somalia in the world’s most dangerous waterway.
“The news we are getting is that food has run out in that ship and there is no water,” said Andrew Mwangura, director of the Mombasa-based East African Seafarers Assistance Programme.
The vessel’s generator had apparently broken down, Mwangura told Reuters, so its water purification equipment also failed.
Now Reuters puts forth what has become the standard MSM refrain about Somalia since Ethiopia and the United States collaborated to push out the Islamists last winter:
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Such attacks have increased since a Somali Islamist movement that brought a semblance of order for six months was ousted in January.
“A semblance of order”, eh?
Just a reminder: the “semblance of order” involved the amputation of limbs, the banning of music, the mandatory wearing of the hijab for women, and the use of twelve-year-old boys as executioners to slit the throats of blasphemers and apostates.
That’s what Reuters considers “order”.
Mussolini may have been a bit of a bully, but, hey — he made the trains run on time.