Pirates Took "Spanish Fly" Transport Ship

June 27, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

According to Colin Moore of ESPN: “In late March, the crew of the ship that transported Jose Wejebe, host of ESPN2’s ‘Spanish Fly,’ and his film team to the Seychelles Islands off the east African coast were waylaid and taken hostage by Somali pirates.” After half the ransom was paid, the pirates released the crew, but burned the vessel.