Pirates captured by a replenishment ship supporting EU NAVFOROctober 7, 2009 - 16:57
Early this morning, 7 Oct 2009, 5 pirates were captured as they tried to take control of a French replenishment ship, the SOMME, that is supporting the EU NAVFOR Operation Atalanta.
On 7 Oct 2009, a French replenishment ship was heading towards EU NAVFOR units to support the anti piracy operation Atalanta. At midnight, 2 skiffs rapidly approached the Somme and, mistaking the ship’s silhouette for a commercial merchant ship, they carried out a pirate attack.
The suspected pirates fired their guns in the direction at the Somme but no one was injured. The Somme manoeuvred to catch the pirate vessels, and eventually caught up with one of them.
After a boarding operation the Somme arrested 5 men and took control of their skiff.
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