Royal Navy captures pirate vessel
A "pirate mother ship" believed to have been used as a base for attacks on merchant vessels off Somalia has been captured by the Royal Navy.
An assault was launched on the wooden dhow vessel after Royal Navy ships tracked it down in the Indian Ocean, the Ministry of Defence said.
The boat, which had been hijacked along with its 20-man Pakistani crew, is suspected to have been used as a base for attacks.
The MoD said that four men allegedly involved in hijacking an Italian cargo ship, the Monte Cristo, on 11 October, surrendered and a cache of weapons and stolen equipment was recovered.
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"Royal Navy captures pirate vessel", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), octobre 2011. Consulté le 01/03/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/royal-navy-captures-pirate-vessel