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Danish navy rescue pirates

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Published on Dec 6, 2008

Gulf of Aden: Danish navy helps pirates

A Danish warship has rescued Thursday to a group of suspected pirates caught in rough waters in the Gulf of Aden. The pirates had an engine failure 90 nautical miles of Yemen and had launched distress signal.

Sailors building Absalon, required under international law to respond to the call for help, found weapons on board the boat, similar to those used by pirates operating in the region, announced the command of Danish operations Naval. According to the television channel TV2 News, it would rocket antitank weapons and automatic AK47.
The rescued men, who claimed to have drifted for eight days at sea, were handed over to Yemen. Their ship has also been destroyed.

The increase in acts of piracy since the beginning of the year has made the Gulf of Aden and the waters surrounding the most dangerous road in the world, which led navies around the world to deploy warships to ensure safety of commercial vessels.

Denmark has taken on September 15 the command of a multinational naval force, whose purpose is to hunt pirates and smugglers of weapons of the northern part of the Indian Ocean.

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