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Monday, February 16, 2009

Somali Pirates: Saudi Frigate Hinders Attack on Turkish Merchant Ship

Reported as Saudi vessel helps thwart hijack of Turkish ship off Gulf of Aden:
A Saudi navy frigate on Monday provided protection for a Turkish cargo ship after receiving a distress call from the ship early this morning as three small boats attempted to hijack it in the international waters near the Gulf of Aden, state news agency SPA reported.
The pirates fled the area following the arrival of the frigate, Al-Riyadh, which then escorted the Turkish merchant ship Yasa Seyhan out of the danger zone, the agency said on its website.

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