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Danish forces disrupt pirate takeover of ship


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Danish military forces disrupted the takeover by pirates of a cargo ship in the Gulf of Aden today, marking the first time this has happened since a multinational armada deployed a year ago, a naval spokesman said. Ten members of the Danish special forces clambered aboard the Antigua and Barbudaflagged Ariella from a dinghy but by that time the pirates may have already been scared off when a helicopter from a Danish warship Absalon buzzed the cargo ship. The ship's 25 crew members — a Bulgarian, a Slovak, an Indian, 15 Filipinos, and 7 Ukrainians — had locked themselves in a secure room...

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