It appears that after receiving 3 million dollars ransom for a Saudi Arabian oil tanker the pirates made a hasty retreat from said ship with their booty. The thing is they were so hasty as not to have checked weather reports and they ran into a storm and their boat was capsized. 5 drown like rats, 3 made it to shore, and the share of the ransom of all 8 was lost at sea - or so say the extremely reliable and honest source who gave up the info for this story - the other pirates with whom they took the ship.
Now either they are looking for a way to take the heat off of 5 of the pirates and their loot by pretending they are dead and the money lost at sea, or they really drowned and the money was really lost, or they were murdered by their thieving brethren for their share of the treasure and those other pirates are now all that much the richer! Who knows, who cares so long as it is not the first one. If they are dead - good for the rest of us.
Ha, ha, ha, ha, hardy, ha - HA!
All the best,