Ghost Pirate Ship Found Floating in Niger Delta

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    For whatever reason, there was only a skeleton crew of two men on board when the ship was captured.
     
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    I too, find it odd that there were two crewman for a ship that size. What are you playing at, unnamed company that's shipping things to and from Africa or whatever?
     
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    Exactly how many people do you think normally crew a ship like that?
     
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    This may shed some more light on the situation.
    http://gcaptain.com/c-retriever-nigeria-betrayal/
    Apparently it is a supply vessel for an oil rig, which explains the crew. The Captain and Chief were the only non-natives aboard, and likely got taken by mutiny.

    You can track waypoints here http://new.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/details/ships/338442000


    It is hard to tell it's true size from that pic, but I would say 10-20.
     
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    Fun fact, generally in a non military vessel, the bigger it is, the less people on board
     
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    Why would anyone want niggers on a boat anyway? They can't swim.
     
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    Twenty is the maximum. But they usually keep the manpower to a minimum to save money. So maybe around 4 to 5 crewman on average.
    What I want to know is why didn't the pirates just steal the ship for themselves and not leave it adrift waiting for someone to find it?
     
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    If the "international community" wanted to put an end to the pirate menace they'd put out a bounty for pirate scalps but that'll never happen because bureaucrats can never admit that they're dickless even when they're born with a vagina.
     
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