Real life pirates taking prisoners in real time

Oh, so you thought pirates only lived in movies and in old story books. Wrong! Pirates are alive and kicking and are possibly a lot nastier than Cap’n Hook or Jack Sparrow. Some of the toughest pirates are found in the Indian Ocean around the East African coast. They hold up tankers and other commercial ships for ransom and disappear like a puff of smoke.

In October 2009 a British couple were sailing from Seychelles to Tanzania on their yacht Lynn Rival, when they were taken hostage by gun-toting pirates from Somalia, a desperately poor African nation.

Finally after 13 months and a ransom of £620,000, Paul and Rachel Chandler were freed by their captors and have returned safely to their home in Kent, England.

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