Yachtsman murdered by pirates

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British newspapers are reporting that an English cruising couple sailing their $440,000 yacht off Burma were attacked by pirates. The husband was reportedly killed with a hammer. Click here to read a report from BBC.

In separate incidents, Somali pirates attacked a Japanese cargo ship off the African nation just days after pirates seized a Greek-owned cargo ship off the coast of Somalia. In 2008, pirates attacked nearly 100 vessels and hijacked as many as 40 off Somalia, according to the International Maritime Bureau.