First EU-handover of suspected pirates to KenyaMarch 11, 2009 - 16:30
For the first time a vessel of the EU Naval Force Atalanta handed over arrested pirates to the Kenyan authorities for prosecution.
Nine suspected pirates were arrested by the crew of the German frigate FGS RHEINLAND-PFALZ one week ago on 03rd March after their unsuccessful attack on the merchant vessel MV COURIER in the Gulf of Aden. They were handed over to Kenya after the frigate arrived in Mombasa port on 10th March 2009. All previously confiscated material and equipment, including the skiff, was handed over as well.
This handover became possible after a corresponding agreement between the European Union and Kenya was signed in Nairobi just a few days ago.
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