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Somali Pirates Refuse to Board Carnival Cruise Ships

Posted: 11/11/10 01:39 PM ET

MOGADISHU (The Borowitz Report) -- In yet another public relations setback for the beleaguered cruise ship company, Somali Pirates today said they would no longer board Carnival Cruise ships, citing "unsafe working conditions."

"If Carnival thinks that it's going to be business as usual between them and the Somali Pirates, they need to have their heads examined," said Somali pirate spokesman Sugule. "We Somali pirates may be bold, but we're not crazy."

The pirate said that the recent fire that crippled the giant cruise ship Carnival Splendor "has sent a shiver through the pirate community."

"We Somali pirates face enough risks without dealing with decks bursting into flames," he said. "And don't get me started on the nonfunctioning toilets." Continue reading here.

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