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Piracy News & Commentary

Bravo Zulus

On March 14, Indian naval forces captured sixty-one suspected pirates aboard a Mozambican ship being used as a pirate mother ship. On April 1, United Arab Emirates special forces freed the MV Arrilah-I which had been captured by pirates. On April 4, Dutch naval commandos from the Dutch frigate HNLMS Tromp freed a captured Iranian fishing boat being used by Somali pirates as a mother ship. The commandos killed two suspected pirates and captured sixteen. NPR recently reported on a "neighborhood watch" in Somaliland responsible for capturing pirates. (Thanks to Shelley Barber for sending me this story.) In early March, Puntland forces attempted to rescue Danish hostages held ashore by pirates, but were ambushed enroute.
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