EU NAVFOR Arrests Pirate Attackers of Fishing Vessel

Monday, October 05, 2009

Late in the evening of 3 October, two of the suspected pirates who gained control of the Spanish tuna fishing vessel Alakrana the day before, were arrested by the EU NAVFOR Spanish warship Canarias.

The suspected pirates had left the Alakrana with a small boat that was detected and stopped by the EU NAVFOR warship. During the arrest, one of the pirates was lightly injured, but he was given immediate medical treatment by the doctor onboard EU NAVFOR Canarias and his condition is stable.

Both suspected pirates are now on board Canarias. The hijacked Spanish fishing vessel Alakrana has anchored of the coast of Somalia.

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