Reported as Finnish Naval Vessel Intercepts Pirates in Arabian Sea:
More at Minelayer Pohjanmaa arrests suspected pirates in Atalanta operation off Oman coast:
FNS PohjanmaaThe Finnish minelayer Pohjanmaa intervened in suspected pirate operations in the Arabian Sea early on Wednesday morning. The pirate vessel tried to feel the scene, but the Pohjanmaa prevented its escape by firing warning shots.
The Pohjanmaa intercepted the suspected pirates about 500 kilometres south east of Oman.
An inspection brigade from the Pohjanmaa discovered materials related to maritime piracy on board the suspect vessel. Interrogation of the 18-man crew is underway.
The suspected pirates were aboard a vessel that was towing two smaller boats behind it.
***The minelayer remains on station, attempting to determine the nature of the crew-members.
Are you (and the pirates) beginning to see a more aggressive trend in anti-pirate operations?
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