Seychelles coastguard vessel destroys two pirate boats

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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