Pirates handed over by Cumberland
EIGHT suspected Somali pirates have today been handed over to the Kenyan authorities by Plymouth-based HMS Cumberland.
The eight were detained last week following an attempted hijacking in the Gulf of Aden of a Danish vessel.
Crews from the Royal Navy warship shot dead two Somali pirates after a foreign flagged dhow, believed to be Yemeni, was identified as having tried to hijack the Danish vessel, the MV Powerful.
A Ministry of Defence spokesman said: “Basically they have completed their operation and handed over to the custody of the Kenyan authorities eight suspected pirates.”
BUY ONE GET ONE FREE - Medium Cod, Chips & Mushy Peas at...View details
Simply Purchase a Medium Cod, Chips and Mushy Peas and receive another portion for FREE.
Sustainable Cod, Fresh Cut Chips & Proper Mushy Peas.
Visit Our Website for more information and offers
Terms: Offer valid only with this Voucher, 1 voucher Per Customer. Not for use with any other offer, Not transferable to other menu items
Contact: 01752 421044
Valid until: Thursday, June 27 2013
Boats launched from the frigate HMS Cumberland to intercept the dhow were involved in an exchange of fire, before it was boarded in the operation last Tuesday.
The MoD said two foreign nationals, believed to be Somali pirates, were shot and killed in self defence.
A Yemeni national was also found injured and later died, despite receiving emergency treatment from the ship’s doctor.
HMS Cumberland, a Plymouth-based Type 22 frigate, has been deployed on a piracy-fighting mission in the region.