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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Somali Pirates: US Navy Captures Pirates After Thwarted Attack on N. Korea Ship

Reported as Navy Overtakes Pirates to Help N. Korea Ship . That's the U.S. Navy, by the way:
The U.S. Navy says it overtook a suspected Somali pirate skiff that tried to attack a commercial ship in the Gulf of Aden.

A Navy statement issued Sunday says a security team aboard the merchant vessel Napht Al Yemen 1 repelled the Jan. 20 pirate attack without U.S. help.

The USS Porter stopped and boarded the pirate skiff later that day.

The commercial ship is Yemeni owned but sails under a North Korean flag.

The incident marked a rare example of the U.S. military aiding North Korea, a reclusive rogue nation.
One of the many reasons for the enmity betwixt the U.S. Navy and the North Korean - they are still holding USS Pueblo (AGER-2 captured 42 years ago yesterday.

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