SOMALIA: Danes seize weapons, blow up suspected pirate ship off Somalia

Published: October 27, 2010

The Danish navy says it seized weapons and fuel from a suspected pirate ship off Somalia’s coast, and then destroyed the vessel.
Navy spokesman Kenneth Nielsen says six people were removed from the ship and released after questioning.
He said Wednesday the vessel was a mother ship to which the pirates attach smaller speedboats they use in attacks on ships off eastern Somalia.
Personnel from the Danish warship Esbern Snare used explosives to destroy the vessel on Tuesday. The Danish ship is part of NATO’s counter-piracy force.
 Source: AP

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