* What’s the point in detaining Somali pirates? Blow the MF’s out of the water!
German navy detains 9 pirate suspects
The Danish vessel Absalon which is also taking part in anti-piracy patrols off Somalia. – Foto: SOK
Terror for 1,200 Britons as Somali pirates with rocket launchers attack cruise ship
More than 1,200 British holidaymakers on a round-the-world cruise came under a terrifying attack from pirates armed with rocket launchers.
The 715ft-long Balmoral came under fire four times from Somali bandits, a crew member said.
The 43,000-ton cruise ship was forced to zigzag violently to evade its pursuers as the pirates gave chase in two small craft in the notoriously dangerous waters off Somalia.
One crew member said in e-mails to her boyfriend back in Britain that the pirates circled the ship and came within 400 yards of the cruise ship, The Sun reported.
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* Quick: where’s Bono when you need him?
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