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Somali Pirates Jailed by Kenyan Court

August 10, 2012

The Pirate Skiff Boarded: Photo credit EUNAVFOR

The Pirate Skiff Boarded: Photo credit EUNAVFOR

Seven Somali's found guilty of piracy against a French fishing vessel, sentenced to 20 years.

Following a terrifying attack against the MV Captain St. Vincent in October 2009 the pirates, operating in 2 attack skiffs, were located by a EU an Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) warship that was conducting counter-piracy patrols nearby.

A boarding team from the warship detained the suspect pirates, and they were subsequently transferred to Kenya for trial. 

Based on what had been observed by counter piracy forces and reported by the crew from Captain St. Vincent, all of the suspect pirates were found guilty and sentenced to 20 years imprisonment.  They will serve their sentence in Kenyan jails.


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