Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Note the location

The French Navy Frigate Nivose responded to a distress call from a Liberian-flagged ship under pirate attack in the Indian Ocean, and foiled the attack.

They then pursued and captured the pirate mothership with 11 pirates and 2 skiffs rigged for piracy.

Good on you, Marine Nationale.

The capture happened about 900 km (~400 nm) off Mombasa, Kenya, out in the Indian Ocean.

For those of you lacking a map reference: The major islands of the Seychelles are roughly 1500 km due east of Mombasa.

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