Photo Gallery: Tough but Lucrative Times for Somali Pirates
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Photo Gallery: Tough but Lucrative Times for Somali Pirates

Foto: Horand Knaup

Somalia's Piracy Problem Robbery on the High Seas Too Lucrative to Refuse

There are hundreds of pirates serving time in prisons in northern Somalia. But for every one arrested, there are several people willing to fill the gap. A visit to a pirate jail reveals that, despite the risks, many Somalis are still being drawn to the sea by dreams of ransom, revenge and repute.
Translated from the German by Josh Ward
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