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These pirate fellows are more stupid than they seem. Where in heck do they think an ordinary yachty is going to find us$10m?
Actually a rhetorical question there, SD.
But here's the thing. When you sail into third world harbours, especially the eastern coast of Africa/Madagascar, even owners of thirty foot vessels are viewed as very
wealthy folks. You're dealing with some of the poorest economies on the planet. And resultantly you are fair game to thieves, etc.
And on the other side is the fact that many of these economies have currency where a few hundred US$ represent vast amounts of money in their currency - maybe they're just a little confused.
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