TITLE

The Pirate Latitudes

AUTHOR(S)
Langewiesche, William
PUB. DATE
April 2009
SOURCE
Vanity Fair;Apr2009, Issue 584, p148
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the 2008 pirate attack on the French ship Le Ponant that resulted in the pirates collecting a $2.15 million ransom. The article describes how captain Patrick Marchesseau and the ship's crew handled the ordeal when the pirates came aboard the Le Ponant and held the crew hostage until the ransom was paid. The article details how the French navy assisted in the carrying out of the ransom negotiation.
ACCESSION #
36871452

 

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