Cunning Crew Foils Pirates... by Locking Door
Aargh. They give up, go home
By Slurge, Newser User
Posted Oct 27, 2010 8:24 AM CDT
Promoted on Newser Oct 27, 2010 11:45 AM CDT
In this undated photo released Sunday Oct. 24, 2010, by Interunity Management Corporation SA, (IMC) showing the MV York merchant vessel which was boarded by suspected Somali pirates.   (AP Photo/IMC)

(User Submitted) – Somali pirates attempted to grab a French tanker yesterday, and failed—after the crew locked themselves in the control room. Unable to take over the vessel, the pirates gave up and returned to their ship. The attack took place about 100 miles off the coast of Tanzania on a liquefied petroleum gas tanker with 14 men on board. Somali pirates are currently holding more than a dozen ships for ransom. Read the full article, or click here for more of today's unlucky pirate news.

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Dec 29, 2010 6:40 PM CST
A double dose of LSD should take care of them....
Oct 28, 2010 7:33 AM CDT
Cunning is not the word I would use... maybe t instead of ning for a closer resemblance to harmless, furry, felines.
Oct 28, 2010 5:45 AM CDT
The easy solution to all of this is to put cannons aboard every ship that sails into these waters. They worked fine for the original pirates. Arrrrrrrr.