Skip to comments.Ship's crew seize back control from Somali pirates: EU
Posted on 06/02/2010 10:44:58 AM PDT by george76
The crew of a Libyan cargo ship seized back control from Somali pirates on Wednesday after fighting in which some of their captors are believed to have died and a crew member was wounded, the EU said.
"The hijacked Libyan-owned merchant vessel RIM reported that the crew had successfully retaken control of the ship. One of the crew members was seriously injured during the incident," a spokesman for the EU anti-piracy NAVFOR naval force said.
"It is believed that some of the pirates were killed during the incident; the ship is now under the control of the crew," added NAVFOR, which sent a warship to offer help and administer medical aid to the survivors.
The mainly Syrian crew of 10 had been taken captive in February and their assailants were demanding three million dollars in ransom for their safe return.
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I hope the pirates were thrown overboard.
As it always should be.
Release the pirates overboard, so they can swim home.
No. Take the pirates a thousand miles off the coast, then toss them overboard! No sense letting the pirates make it home to repeat their foul work.
First you slice open their abdomen and let them drag their intestines behind them for the fish to nibble on.