10 may 2012 the most famous pirates of the XXI century failed to capture a single merchant ship. The main merit in a victory over them belongs to one family.
In 2008 they hijacked 42 of the ship, earned the ransoms of about $80 million. In that year, the London obstetrician Denis Tsepov wrote in his LiveJournal: "there were come to give birth Somali girl of dazzling beauty, all in black and in larger diamonds. With her were about seven daring young men in suits by Comme Des Garçons. Having got the girl to a beautiful baby boy, I plucked up courage and asked: "what are you doing in life, rebya, if not a secret?". They replied: "Simple Somali sailors, and with what purpose you interested?"". As implausible as this story, it accurately reflects the early romantic myth of Somali pirates, tarnished even more than it was itself destroyed their craft.
Forced to piracy
By 2005, when the Gulf of Aden pirates seized the ship the first major international company, the war in Somalia was already for almost 30 years. After the war with Ethiopia was followed by a series of riots that literally tore the country to shreds, controlled by warring warlords.The lack of a border service have used the poachers. Trawlers from around the world were drawn off from the waters of Somalia tuna, shrimp and lobster for $300 million a year. Worse than that associated with the Italian mafia company started dumping in local waters of toxic waste. So exhausted was the only source of income and without that the poor Somali fishermen. After some attempts to take a "tax" from foreign scavengers and poachers, they discovered a truly profitable business.