Seychelles coastguard vessel destroys two pirate boats

A Seychelles coastguard vessel repelled an attack by Somali pirates, destroying two of their boats, hours after rescuing 27 fishermen in Indian Ocean, a statement said today.

Last Updated: Mar 30, 2010, 16:16 PM IST

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