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Danes capture pirate mothership, save 14

2012-01-08 16:19

Copenhagen - The Danish navy says it has captured a suspect pirate mothership off the Horn of Africa and rescued 14 people who were being held hostage on it.

The navy says its warship HDMS Absalon, which participates in Nato's Ocean Shield anti-piracy force, encountered the ship on Saturday and the crew boarded it.

They arrested 25 suspected pirates and freed 14 people from Iran and Pakistan.

Navy spokesperson Mikael Bill says the hostages are most likely fishermen who had been held for around two months and the pirates were using their fishing vessel.

The hostages were transferred onto the HDMS Absalon, where they were able to call their families.

The Danish Navy said on Sunday further investigations are needed to determine what will happen to the suspected pirates.

Comments
  • Helmut - 2012-01-08 16:29

    Let them swimm home

      clivegoss - 2012-01-08 17:19

      oops they cant swim ! !

  • Dirk - 2012-01-08 16:31

    Thats good, about time they started doing something about them pirates... Jack Sparrow you better watch out...LOL

  • robert.m.sylvester - 2012-01-08 16:54

    hang em from the yard arm

  • tony.kirby1 - 2012-01-08 17:17

    Live shark bait

  • clivegoss - 2012-01-08 17:18

    Not with the decendants' of the Vikings you dont !!

  • Haha - 2012-01-08 17:23

    Make them walk the plank or a good, old-fashioned hanging!

  • Simon - 2012-01-08 17:28

    I don't know why we let these pirates live. Honestly forget the human rights guys, when they held a gun at an innocent sailor they forfeited the right to be a part of our community. Firing squad them and their boats and bid them good riddance.

  • goyougoodthing - 2012-01-08 17:32

    Vikings take out pirates!

  • AyGeewils - 2012-01-08 18:56

    One feels a sense of victory - these devils are a scurge - but then what will Denmark do with them? Can they be tried anywhere? Otherwise it's a complete travesty if they are released back to their home port just to go straight back to piracy!

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