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US & UK Forces Free Italian Ship! October 11, 2011

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A joint effort between US and UK forces freed the MV Montecristo and arrested 11 pirates.  According to reports each country had one naval vessel involved in the rescue and took control of the vessel with a “compliant boarding”.

Italian Ship Feared Hijacked by Somali Pirates October 10, 2011

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According to reports the Italian vessel the MV Montecristo was under attack by Somali pirates and feared hijacked approximately 620 miles from the Somali coast.  ‘We were last in radio contact with the vessel at 6.40 am (0400 GMT) this morning and we fear that the ship may have been hijacked during the intervening 10 hours,” spokesman Alessio Melillo of the Leghorn-based D’Alesio Group told dpa. The Ship’s 23 member crew consists of 7 Italians, 10 Ukranians, and 6 Indian nationals.

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