‘Pirate’ dies as ship’s guards repel attack off Somalia

“A suspected pirate has been shot dead as private guards repelled an attack on a cargo ship off Somalia, in what may have been the first such incident.

The EU naval force (Navfor) says the suspect was found dead by a team from an EU warship which was responding to a distress call from the cargo ship.

Guards aboard the Panamanian-flagged MV Almezaan had returned fire after the ship was attacked, it added.

Six other suspected pirates were detained by a Spanish Navfor ship. “

(Source: BBC News – ‘Pirate’ dies as ship’s guards repel attack off Somalia.)

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