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Pop Music the Latest Weapon Used Against Pirates

The running battle with Somali pirates has a new weapon – the blaring voice of Britney Spears. Blasting high decibel screeches at oncoming pirates has long been a tactic to keep them from boarding, but it has recently gotten some … Continue reading

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Australian Navy Ship Captures Somali Pirates

The HMAS Melbourne has scuttled two pirate boats and captured nine suspected Somali pirates as part of a multinational taskforce attack on rogue sea operators. A Seahawk helicopter traced the skiffs and guided the Royal Australian Navy warship to them, … Continue reading

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Somali Pirates Free Tanker and Crew

On 8 March 2013, EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) flagship ESPS Méndez Núnez provided much-needed assistance to the crew of chemical tanker MV Royal Grace after the vessel was unexpectedly released by Somali pirates. The pirates had held the vessel … Continue reading

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