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Friday, May 28, 2010

Somali Pirates: Aussie Navy Takes Down Some Suspected Pirates

Reported as Australian navy stops Somali pirates:
An Australian naval vessel has stopped a boatload of pirates believed to have been plotting attacks on merchant ships off the east coast of Africa.

The HMAS Parramatta was patrolling a shipping lane in the Gulf of Aden, off Somalia, on May 25 when it intercepted a skiff carrying a group of suspected pirates.
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When first sighted, the suspected pirates were throwing items overboard, including some weapons.
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Australian crew boarded the boat, but found no additional weapons.

They seized any items that could have been used in a piracy attack, and then left the vessel with enough supplies to make its way safely back to Somalia.
More on Anzac class frigate HMAS Parramatta here.

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