Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Piracy: South Korean navy rescues North Korean vessel

South Korean naval forces have rescued a North Korean vessel from pirates off the coast of Somalia.

The South Korean military says a destroyer in the Gulf of Aden dispatched a helicopter after the North Korean ship radioed for help early Monday.

Officials say pirates who were approaching the North Korean ship retreated when the helicopter crew threatened to open fire.

The military says the North Korean ship later radioed a "thank you" message.

Published by Mike Hitchen, Mike Hitchen Consulting
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