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Marines Recapture Ship from Pirates

A Bravo Zulu to US Marines of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit's Maritime Raid Force who recaptured the German-owned Magellan Star. The Marines captured nine suspected pirates. Not a shot was fired, and the ship's crew was unharmed. The Marines are deployed aboard the amphibious ship USS Dubuque (LPD 8). The Turkish frigate and flagship of CTF-151 TCGGoekceada was first on the scene. The USS Princeton (CG 59) also provided support. Marine Corps helicopter gunships were in the air to provide close air support if necessary.
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