March 24, 2010
Security Team Stops Somali Pirate Attack Killing One
A pirate was killed and several others were detained after a security team thwarted an attack in waters off Somalia, authorities said Wednesday.
The incident happened Tuesday as a Panamanian-flagged cargo ship, the MV Almezaan, was headed to Mogadishu, said the European Union Naval Force.
A private security team that was on board the ship returned fire when pirates tried to attack the vessel. The security team was able to repel two attack attempts.
The EU naval force was called in, boarded the three pirate ships and detained six suspects. They also found one pirate who had died of a gunshot wound,