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Guards on Hong Kong-flagged ship repel pirates off Somalia coast - EU force


  • World
  • Friday, 19 Oct 2018

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Security guards aboard a Hong Kong-flagged cargo ship repelled an attack by pirates in a gunbattle off Somalia's coast this week, the European naval force in the region said on Friday.

It was only the second reported attempt by Somali pirates to seize a commercial ship this year, after a resurgence of attacks in 2017 following years of relative calm brought about by regular patrols of the European Union Naval Force (EUNAVOR).

   

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