Canadian Navy wards off pirate attack on Norwegian ship

April 19th, 2009 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS  

New York/Ottawa, April 19 (DPA) A Canadian warship warded off another attack by Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden, this time on a Norwegian tanker, US and Canadian media reports said Sunday.
The destroyer Winnipeg chased away the pirates’ speedboat after warding off the attempt early Sunday to attack the 80,000-tonne MV Front Ardenne, using automatic weapons and rocket launchers.

US naval vessels were also involved in the chase, which ended with the Canadians briefly detaining the pirates but then releasing them as Canadian law does not allow their prosecution.

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