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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Tanzanian navy fights Somali pirates, captures one

Radio Netherlands reports Tanzanian navy captures pirate in sea battle:
The incident happened on Sunday night off the South Tanzanian coast, in an area where oil and gas firm Ophir Energy has an exploration vessel.

"The navy vessel was seriously damaged and was pierced, with at least 50 bullet holes,"a Regional Police Commander Steven Buyuya said.

Two Tanzanian soldiers were wounded. After the clash, navy and police boats chased the pirate boat. They arrested one suspected pirate, who was brought to Dar es Salaam for interrogation, but the others escaped.
Recent reports indicate Tanzania has been boosting its anti-pirate capacity with some help from other countries.

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