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Somali pirates hijack ship, British guards escape

NAIROBI, Kenya – Somali pirates hijacked a chemical tanker with dozens of Indian crew members Friday and a helicopter rescued three British security guards who had jumped into the sea, officials said.

A warship on patrol nearby sent helicopters to intervene in the attack, but they arrived after pirates had taken control of the Liberian-flagged ship, according to Noel Choong, head of the International Maritime Bureau’s piracy reporting center in Malaysia.

The ship master had sent a distress call to the piracy reporting center, which relayed the alert to international forces policing Somali waters, Choong said. No details about how the pirates attacked or the condition of the crew were available immediately.

Choong said the ship was being operated out of Singapore.  More HERE

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November 29, 2008 - Posted by | Homeland Security, War on terror | , , , , , , , , ,

1 Comment »


  1. Five Somali pirates drown with their loot

    I don’t know if this was the work of God or Mother Nature, but I approve. There is a certain amount of justice to this story. It is good to have the bad guys get what they deserve for a change.

    Comment by The Intellectual Redneck | January 10, 2009 | Reply


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