Seychelles coastguard vessel destroys two pirate boats
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Last Updated: Tuesday, March 30, 2010, 16:16
  
Nairobi: A Seychelles coastguard vessel repelled an attack by Somali pirates, destroying two of their boats, hours after rescuing 27 fishermen in the Indian Ocean, a statement said today.

The Topaz, one of the Indian Ocean state's two coastguard vessels, came under attack from three Somali pirate skiffs late yesterday, said a statement by the coastguard's commanding officer.

"Topaz returned fire, one attack skiff was sunk and the mother ship exploded and caught fire. The third skiff managed to escape," it said.

PTI


First Published: Tuesday, March 30, 2010, 16:16


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