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Pirates Now Prefer Human Hostages Over Ships and Cargo

Cargo ship with two crew members visible onboard being approached by small motor boat with two people in it

Bloomberg, December 20, 2019 One sailor’s story of survival in the waters off West Africa, where kidnapping has become a business. Rohan Ruparelia still has flashbacks from his kidnapping three years ago—and every time he hears news about pirate attacks, he fears for the victims. For the last few months, the merchant seaman from Mumbai has been studying at East …

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