Spanish Warship Disrupts Suspected Pirates

Monday, April 04, 2011
Photo courtesy EU NAVFOR

Early on the morning of 28 March, the Seychellois flagged fishing vessel reported that a whaler and a skiff had approached her in a suspicious manner with automatic weapons and a Rocket Propelled Grenade(RPG) clearly visible. The EUNAVFOR warship immediately made her way to the scene and launched her SH-60B helicopter to investigate further. 

After two attempts by the Whaler to flee the scene, the helicopter was forced to fire warning shots in front of the vessel to make it stop. The occupants of the whaler were observed throwing items of equipment overboard just before the ESPS Canarias arrived.  Having been stopped by the helicopter, the whaler and the skiff were boarded by a team from the Spanish warship and 11 suspected pirates detained. The whaler was taken alongside by the warship and the skiff was destroyed.
 
After presenting the case to the Seychellois authorities, it has been agreed to transfer the suspected pirates to the Seychelles for prosecution.  These suspected pirates, who were allegedly plying their trade against a Seychellois vessel, will now face Seychellois justice.
 

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