The Lone Quark

25 March 2010

Commercial ship strikes back in

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Merchant ship strikes back

Private security guards protecting a commercial ship shot dead a Somali pirate Tuesday, the first recorded incident of its kind.

The pirate attack on the Panamanian-flagged MV Almezaan occurred off the coast of Somalia, and comes at a time when increasing numbers of commercial ships are hiring private armed security units to protect them during their passage through the Indian Ocean to the Red Sea.

Commercial ship strikes back in deadly shootout with Somali pirates / The Christian Science Monitor –

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