From Al-Jazeera English:
The pirates were among eight men whose boat overturned off the coast of Kenya in a storm as they left the Sirius Star following a two-month standoff that ended on Friday, a pirate and a relative of one of the dead men said.Mmmm, I wonder if they taste like chicken.
"Six of our boys perished at the sea while coming from the released Saudi supertanker," Mohamed Said told the AFP news agency.
"The small boat that was carrying those killed and eight who survived was overloaded and at high speed, we have been told by the survivors.
"They were afraid of a chase from outsiders [foreign naval forces] who invaded Somalia waters," he said.
The group's $300,000 share of the ransom was also lost, he said.
Full U.S. Navy photos of the MV Sirius Star available.