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US military tracking hijacked ships

November 1, 2007

By EDWARD HARRIS, Associated Press

NAIROBI, Kenya – The U.S. Navy was tracking a hijacked Japanese tanker off the coast of Somalia on Thursday with the aim of removing the attackers from the ship.
 In this image provided by the U.S. navy, a pirate skiff burns after being hit by several rounds from a 25mm gun aboard guided missile destroyer USS Porter, Sunday Oct. 28, 2007, in the Indian ocean. The skiff belonged to a group of pirates that had hijacked the Golden Nori, a Japanese chemical tanker. Cmdr. Lydia Robertson, the navy's 5th Fleet spokesman, said after receiving a distress call from the Golden Nori, coalition ships fired on and sank two pirate skiffs tied to the ship. Late Monday, the U.S. navy destroyer USS James E. Williams engaged in a deadly battle with Somali pirates who had hijacked the North Korean-flagged vessel, the Dai Hong Dan, off the coast of Somalia. (AP Photo/US Navy)

AP Photo: In this image provided by the U.S. navy,
a pirate skiff burns after being hit by several rounds
from a 25mm gun aboard guided missile destroyer
USS Porter, Sunday Oct. 28, 2007, in the Indian ocean.

The Navy came to the vessel’s aid this week when a warship destroyed pirate skiffs tied to the Japanese boat.

Naval personnel also boarded a North Korean vessel to treat crew members and pirates wounded during an uprising that returned the ship to its rightful control. One hijacker was killed, and the others remain detained on board, including three with gunshot wounds.

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