Eyes of the Fleet

Eyes of the Fleet

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

German navy 'protecting cruise ship off Somalia'

Reported here:
The German Navy task force off the Horn of Africa is keeping a watchful eye on a German cruise vessel in the area, the MV Deutschland, after pirates attacked a U.S. ship off Somalia, a shipping company said Wednesday.

Hans-Ulrich Kossel, a spokesman for the Deilmann shipping company in the Baltic port-town of Neustadt, said "that doesn't mean we've got a frigate steaming alongside us. The Navy can watch us on their radar".

The MV Deutschland left Cyprus on Wednesday bound for Dubai via the Red Sea.

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