Somalia—On Sunday night, Somali pirates hijacked a kosher cruise ship sailing in the Caribbean Sea.
The passengers, who were held hostage for three days, were Jewish singles on a two-week pleasure cruise.
The pirates gained easy access to the ship because they boarded during Masquerade Night. Crew members assumed the hijackers were merely passengers disguised as pirates.
By Wednesday, the pirates had abandoned the vessel and returned to Somalia.
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