Pirates to world: We’re baaaaaaaack!

No better way to signal to the world that you’re back in the pirate business than hijacking two European tankers in the span of 24 hours. Point taken! The two tankers hail from Greece and Norway — and they’re massive, weighing in at 9,000 and 23,000 tonnes respectively. Apparently the plethora of international patrolling the ...

By , International Crisis Group’s senior analyst for Colombia.

No better way to signal to the world that you're back in the pirate business than hijacking two European tankers in the span of 24 hours. Point taken!

The two tankers hail from Greece and Norway -- and they're massive, weighing in at 9,000 and 23,000 tonnes respectively. Apparently the plethora of international patrolling the Gulf of Aden is no match for the entrepreneurial criminal spirit. The pirates are using elaborate tactics and fancy satellite equipment to evade EU, U.S., and other navies at sea.

No word yet on the ransom demand, the but pirates and the owners are apparently in touch. Stay tuned.

No better way to signal to the world that you’re back in the pirate business than hijacking two European tankers in the span of 24 hours. Point taken!

The two tankers hail from Greece and Norway — and they’re massive, weighing in at 9,000 and 23,000 tonnes respectively. Apparently the plethora of international patrolling the Gulf of Aden is no match for the entrepreneurial criminal spirit. The pirates are using elaborate tactics and fancy satellite equipment to evade EU, U.S., and other navies at sea.

No word yet on the ransom demand, the but pirates and the owners are apparently in touch. Stay tuned.

Elizabeth Dickinson is International Crisis Group’s senior analyst for Colombia.

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