Danish warships to Somalia to rescue looted cargo ship captured 17 pirates
According to the Xinhua News Agency, the Danish Navy press release on the 28th,
Danish warship in the coast of Somalia in the early morning of the 27th to take action to rescue a Danish cargo ship being hijacked by pirates, 16 hostages rescued two other hostages where he died the death .
Danish navy spokesman Kenneth Nelson, captured 17 pirates on board the Danish navy vessel Absalon “in the rescue operations.
ship Danish cargo ship hijacked by pirates in the waters near Somalia, as the mother ship. Prior to the implementation of the action, “Absalon” has been tracking the cargo ship days. 27, after the cargo ship left the coast of Somalia, “Absalon” intercept “to stop” before the mother ship to the threat of open sea transport.
Danish Navy initially fired warning shots but the freighter did not stop. NATO command authorities to allow the Navy opened fire on the freighter. The pirates surrendered immediately, naval control of the freighter.
according to a statement of the Danish Navy, two of the hostages was found seriously injured, “despite the doctors ‘Absalon’ rapid relief, but also failed to keep their lives”.
“It looks like they were injured in the (rescue) operations,” said Nelson, the other hostages well … no pirates killed or injured. “
Nelson said. is not clear that the two dead hostages specific injury. Danish military prosecutors from investigating this incident.
Denmark aspects of this event is to assess, consider these 17 suspected pirates sued, but the Danish navy did not disclose the nationality of the hostages and resettlement plans.
“Absalon” in November last year to join NATO to combat piracy in the Horn of Africa waters “Ocean Shield” joint military operations.
In addition to this rescue, “Absalon previously intercepted a suspected pirate mother ship, vessel, rescued 14 hostages from Iran and Pakistan, and arrested 25 pirates.
At present, there are four international frigates in the area to implement the Ocean Shield Action. The Danish military personnel deployed in the Gulf of Aden region, a total of 190 people.
the pillage vessel of Nigeria
AP International Maritime Bureau officials said February 29, a cargo ship docked in the port of Nigeria by armed pirates looting the captain and chief engineer were kidnapped.
head of the International Maritime Bureau’s piracy reporting center in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Noel Chung said the incident, the vessel is a Dutch refrigerated cargo ship flying the flag of 加勒比海库拉索 Island, containing 14 crew, docked in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
28 days, about eight armed pirates attack cargo ship opened fire, then boarded the vessel, robbery crew escape kidnapped the captain and chief engineer.
minutes, said a crew member injured in the attack, and another one missing. Do not know the fate of missing persons as well as the abductors for ransom.
the first two months of this year, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has received 10 incidents of piracy occurred in the west coast of Africa.