FotoFriday: The Big Picture on Somali Pirates

The Belize flagged MV Faina is escorted by a Kenyan port authority tug vessel into the port of Mombasa, Kenya on February 12, 2009, after it was released by Somali pirates a week ago. It arrived in Mombasa amid a raging controversy over its cargo of battle tanks and ammunition. While Kenya has always said the shipment was for its armed forces, several experts and diplomats in the region have revealed it was in fact destined to the government of South Sudan and was the fifth delivery of its kind in less than two years. (TONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images)Ma

Unfortunately Somali pirates have made big news again this week. Back on March 16, 2009, the Boston Globe’s The Big Picture blog covered this story with an amazing set of images that are worth revisiting. It’s really a sad story for all involved.

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Peter A. Mello

Father, son. Lifelong mariner, student of leadership, photographer. Professional creative placemaker.

2 thoughts on “FotoFriday: The Big Picture on Somali Pirates”

  1. Hey there. Great work with your blog. Have been following it up and have you in my links as well.

    I went over to the big picture. Some amazing shots there, but couldn’t find the series on the somalian pirates. They must have shifted it somewhere.

    Cheers and keep up the good work.


    1. Hi Velu;

      Thanks for visiting and commenting. I had set the link up off the photo; click on it and it takes you to the pirates series. But you brought up a great point! I’ve now added a link in the text.

      I always enjoy experiencing another part of the world through your blog. Thanks for sharing.

      Fair Winds, Peter

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