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[Published: Thursday February 26 2009]

China navy 'stops pirate attack'

Mogadishu, 26 Feb-(ANA)-The Chinese navy has saved an Italian merchant ship from an attack by pirates off the coast of Somalia, Chinese state media have reported.

A report from the state-run Xinhua news agency said the Liberian-flagged ship was attacked in the Gulf of Aden.

China sent three ships to help patrol the busy shipping lane last year.

A helicopter from one of the Chinese vessels spotted pirates close to the cargo ship and fired flares to warn it off, Xinhua said. (ANA)

FA/ANA/26 February 2009---

 

 


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