Sunday, April 19, 2009
Dutch Forces Free Pirates Captives
Dutch commandos have free 20 fisherman whose vessel was hijacked by Somali pirates and used to launch an attack against a tanker in the Gulf of Aden.
The captives, all Yemen, were freed when Dutch forces chased pirates back to the fishing dhow. It was being used by the pirates as a ''mothership'' from which to launch armed attacks on commercial shipping.
Meanwhile, Belgian official say pirates have captured a dredger, the latest in a surge of pirates attacks. The vessel, the Pompei, had been en route to Seychelles.