08 October 2009

night time

Pirates attack wrong ship

Somali pirates mistakenly try to storm an 18,000-ton French navy flagship. Understood their mistake too late

The crew of La Somme, a 160-metre (525-foot) command vessel and fuel tanker, easily saw off the brazen night-time assault by lightly armed fighters on two lightweight skiffs and captured five pirates, a spokesman said.

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