October 24th, 2010
04:51 AM ET

Pirates hijack ship near Kenyan coast

Pirates hijacked a gas vessel with a crew of 17 off the coast of Kenya, officials said Sunday.

The Singapore-registered liquefied petroleum gas vessel issued a distress call Saturday night.

At the time the pirates boarded, the vessel was on its way from Mombasa, Kenya, to Mahe, Seychelles, according to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore.

The port authority said it was working with the ship's owner and other government agencies to secure its release.

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  1. Lisa baby

    Sorry i didnt stay on topic there just had a sarah palin moment pirates are evil and need to be erradicated just another example of history repeating itself i know you dont want to hear it but the boston tea party happened in the pirate days of old just an observation nuff said

    October 24, 2010 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  2. ruth

    does anybody have a sub in the area prepared for a sneak attack?
    this is just the kinda thing america does best and why we are loved
    star wars above might be helpful too, just to say "are you kidding me?"

    October 24, 2010 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  3. stick dog

    Monkeys with machine guns – l wonder if a white person said that. Probably – thou art greater than thou – it fascinates me when l realize the 1st half million years of humans existence there was no white people – nothing personal always remember there's a force greater than you that created you and that would be those monkeys with machine guns azz hole.

    October 24, 2010 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  4. stick dog

    Call "The Expendables"

    October 24, 2010 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Cap'n Jack Sparrow

    @Lisa baby....the Boston Tea Party had nothing to do with pirates. You see, the US never paid back the money borrowed from the Banc of France to finance the Revolution. So, the Banc sold the note to the Bank of England, whom under international law was allowed to sieze US shipments for failure to pay money owed. American history is tainted you see. Drink up laddies. Yo ho!

    October 24, 2010 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
  6. American Girl

    The predator/prey game is best directed toward things rather than people. I sure hope those people get rescued soon. Seems like some folks like to act out weird pain senerios thinking they can tollerate the repercussions, but they're always the biggest most appologetic pansies when naked, alone and in a dark place.
    Get home soon seafarers!

    October 24, 2010 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  7. video game babysitting service

    American Girl? shush your mouth. we make billions offering violent video directed at people. we spend literally millions of dollars just trying to make the blood and guts look more real for your kids to enjoy.

    October 24, 2010 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
  8. American Girl

    vg stands for vegetable
    and .... we know what bs represents.
    Enjoy because that just means more for me.
    Naw, blood is just blood. The heaviest part of our bodies. Video games are just an outlet. No biggy. They keep the bugs away and the mind sharp and creatively entertained.
    Pirating and terrorising real people comes from nothing else to do. AND believing
    lies told for the purpose of motivating violent behavior, as well as physical torture or witnessing traumatic events. I'd sent them skate boards, bikes, build parks, musical instruments and venues, cool clothes, building materials, video games, healthy foods and herbs, teach them to farm and build. Oh yeah, that's what the peace corp. does. I'd liven things up a bit and make a better life look more attractive. We all know by now that a baby brought out of any place in the world can learn and be like anybody else.
    Whatever you do is your burdon to tow throughout your entire existance. Or wonder in.

    October 24, 2010 at 11:59 pm | Report abuse |
  9. American Girl

    Sure the heck is a tough problem. We could be doing so much more had not the peoples of the world felt threatened by us. Alot of stories have been fabricated to make us look bad. I've been told numerous lies about american soldiers. The truth of all things lies about the individual. Most people would choose a good life and I believe most Americans wish that bogged down regions could enjoy living every day with peace and hope and that in our hearts we cannot tolerate hearing about attrocities. I imagine thats why we are always sticking our noses in other peoples business. Since we see people as individuals first with rights we demonstrate that we truly do put religons on the rear plate. To go back to the origin of the republic, it was found that religion is a personal calling and a representation, but not an overall ruler because each situation, being a new one, required new assessments to allow for change and growth.
    So-called third world countries inhabitants have not been allowed to grow out of their percieved understanding of life. We have recieved so many wonderful gifts out of Africa, we all have our spiritual ties there and we have her people here enjoying the fruits of their own creativity and the appreciation of those they share with.
    Somebody should call off the rebellion and the king of the mountain game.
    Are those folks rescued yet?

    October 25, 2010 at 1:48 am | Report abuse |
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    October 25, 2010 at 6:06 am | Report abuse |
  11. phil

    @Retired Navy.....If piracy and al-queda allegience stem from their being a lack of government welfare programs, what happens when those welfare programs are too readily available? We might be trading less pirates for more drugs and illigitimate children.

    October 25, 2010 at 7:08 am | Report abuse |
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