Monday, April 06, 2009

Canadian ship thwarts pirates

A Canadian warship on Sunday thwarted a pirate attack on a merchant vessel in the Arabian Sea, the military said in a statement. HMCS Winnipeg was deployed in the Nato led counter-piracy mission Operation Allied Protector, escorting ships in the region, when it spotted 'several small skiffs' nearing the Motor Vessel Pacific Opal.The Pacific Opal radioed for help. A navy helicopter was immediately dispatched and put itself between the Pacific Opal and the pirate skiffs, forcing them to withdraw, said the warship's commander.

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