Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Somalis storm pirated ship

Somali troops stormed a pirate-held Panamanian vessel off the coast of Puntland rescuing the crew unharmed.

Two soldiers were injured in the operation and the two pirates surrendered after running out of ammunition. Another Ukrainian vessel, the MV Faina, is still held by pirates who are threatening to blow up the ship if they do not receive $20 million in ransom.

Washington Post

Somalis storm pirate-held vessel
BBC News - 19 hours ago
Security forces in northern Somalia have stormed a Panamanian-registered cargo ship that was seized by pirates last week, rescuing the crew unharmed.
Video: Pirates threaten to blow up ship RussiaToday
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