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Somalia: Why do pirates hijack vessels?

Hassan explains the motive behind piracy in Somalia: “Piracy is becoming fashionable among Somali youth because of the huge sums of money involved. According to reports in the Somali media-pirates live a lavish lifestyle, with most of them driving big cars and marrying the most beautiful girls in Town.”

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  • Trevor

    Piracy is very dangerous. Pirates dont get money for new fancy cars, but to feed their famlies and survive in harsh conditions.

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