Somali pirates are captured by French Navy

Europe succeeds in struggle against Somali pirates

In brief: Arrested pirates are supposed to be judged in several countries. Some of them have already been transported to France, Holland and the USA.

French Navy has captured 35 Somali pirates while two-day lasting patrols of the aquatory close to Somali coast. It is considered to be the most successful anti-pirates operation since the beginning of Atalanta operation on December, 2008.

It is already known that they have captured four pirates’ flagships (large boats equipped with everything necessary for hijacking) and also six boats. The operation was started on Friday with the use of French, Italian and Spanish military ships and helicopters.

Arrested pirates are supposed to be judged in several countries. Some of them have already been transported to France, Holland and the USA.

Maria Velikanova
2010-03-08 16:46, Society.

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