Somali pirates are modern day armed groups, hijacking ships near a Somalia coastline. They use small, fast speedboats and are armed with automatic weapons and RPGs (rocket-propelled grenades). These sea bandits are often well organized and a combination of ex-fisherman, ex-militia, and computer geeks, but they rarely have quality training. In response to their attacks and to ensure the safety of ships, a fleet of international warships are now on daily patrol in the Gulf of Aden.
After they captured a ship, the negotiations with the ship owners begin.
Typically, the amount of ransom starts with hundreds of millions of dollars, but during the negotiating process, it is reduced to a few million dollars.
Once the parties reach a compromise, the aircraft flies to the appointed place And drops a capsule with the cash inside into the sea
Pirates pick up the cargo and immediately start splitting the profit. Often the disputes arise in the process, ending with a shootout and deaths of pirates.
not that i side with the pirates, but the other side of the story rarely gets told...