Monday, March 30, 2009

Somali Piracy News Updates -- March 30, 2009

Photo: Greek commandos prepare to board Somali pirate vessel in Gulf of Aden. Credit: Greek Navy via Associated Press

Pirates Attacking German Ship Captured Off Somalia -- Yahoo News/AP

SAN'A, Yemen – Seven pirates opened fire on a German naval supply ship in the Gulf of Aden but were chased down and captured by an international anti-piracy task force, the U.S. Navy and European officials said Monday.

Meanwhile, Yemen reported that pirates killed a Yemeni fisherman and wounded two others in an attack on a fishing boat Saturday, also in the Gulf of Aden.

The expanse between Somalia and Yemen is one of the world's busiest waterways and the thousands of ships passing through each year have been plagued by pirate attacks.

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More News On Somali Piracy

Pirates fire on German ship, leading to five-hour chase -- L.A. Times
European Forces Capture 7 Somali Pirates -- Voice Of America
EU anti-piracy mission arrests seven Somali pirate suspects -- China View
Pirates' Shock As They Pick On The Wrong Ship -- SKY News
Pirates attacks German Navy supply tanker FGS "Spessart" -- Defpro

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