Murky Waters: A Look at Piracy Attacks

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Somali Pirates Hijack British Couple From Yacht

Paul and Rachel Chandler were spending their retirement sailing around the world on their yacht when they were captured by Somali pirates in October 2009. They were released more than a year later when a ransom of more than $2 million was paid to pirates. The negotiations of the Chandlers freedom have not been released. 

(Photo: REUTERS)

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