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French navy captures suspected Somali pirates

Video by Luke BROWN

Latest update : 2009-05-04

Crew members on board the French naval frigate Nivose captured 11 suspected Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Kenya on Sunday, according to a reporter on board the Nivose.

AFP - The French navy on Sunday captured 11 suspected Somali pirates armed with two assault rifles and an RPG in the Indian Ocean, an AFP correspondent on board the French frigate Nivose reported.
   
The suspects were onboard two skiffs and a "mother-ship" more than 500 nautical miles off the Kenyan coast.
   
They were spotted by the French frigate's crew shortly before 0500 GMT and attacked it, apparently mistaking the warship for a merchant vessel.
   
The Nivose moved into the sun to maintain its cover and when the pirates were close enough, dispatched its outboards and a helicopter to nab the attackers.

Date created : 2009-05-04

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