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Somali Pirates Seize Ukrainian Ship Carrying Tanks

Somali pirates seized a Ukrainian and Russian-crewed ship carrying at least 30 tanks, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said. Russia sent a warship to Somalia to defend its citizens. The Faina, a Belize-flagged vessel, has a crew of 17 Ukrainians, three Russians and a Latvian, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said on its Web site. The Kenya-bound vessel has a cargo of Soviet-designed T-72 tanks, said Andrew Mwangura, head of the pirate-monitoring Seafarers Assistance Programme based in Nairobi, Kenya. Full Story

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