Saturday, April 12, 2008

France goes Pirate Hunting

Shiver my timbers, that was neatly done!

French commandos managed to get the release of the crew (pictured above) of the luxury yacht Le Ponant captured off Somalia - though for a reported $2m in ransom (doh! they should know better than that and asked for it in €)

Having got them off safely they turned on the attack and captured six of the pirates and some of the hostage money. Shame not all of the money and eight escaped, but a good start.

More here.

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