Russian navy captures 10 Somali pirates
As the crew of the released Ukrainian cargo ship Faina has arrived in Ukraine after four months of captivity, scandalous details concerning the alleged information leak have surfaced. The vessel loaded with heavy weaponry was released last week after almost five months of captivity.
There is news coming about a Russian nuclear-powered cruiser has captured 10 Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean armed with grenade launchers, automatic rifles and landmines.
Russian heavy missile cruiser Peter the Great has stopped three small pirate ships off the coast of Somalia. Ten pirates – all of them Somali citizens - have been detained.
The detainees were carrying weapons, including machine guns, grenade launchers and anti-infantry grenades. They also had 500 grammes of drugs and a large amount of money.
The detained pirates were high on drugs.
The statement came from Igor Dygalo, aide to the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy.
“Military prosecutors are presently onboard the ship. The Foreign and Justice Ministries will decide what to do with the pirates,” Dygalo said.
On February 12 a helicopter taking off from the deck of Peter the Great spotted two boats approaching an Iranian fishing ship at high speed. Noticing the helicopter the boats began slowing down.
The helicopter crew saw the pirates throwing weapons into the sea. The helicopter continued following the boats until Peter the Great arrived in the area.