Sunday, May 3, 2009

French are the most agressive against pirates

Go Frenchies!

I hope that is not a derogatory term.

The French have been the most aggressive going against pirates attacking all ships, not just theirs.

I don't know why, but it's certainly nice to see.

NAIROBI, Kenya – A French naval vessel intercepted 11 suspected pirates traveling off the Somali coast on Sunday in two assault vessels and a so-called "mothership" loaded with Kalashnikovs and rocket launchers, the French Defense Ministry said.

It was the French ship's third pirate intervention in a month. France has been the most aggressive in pursuing pirates out of more than a dozen nations patrolling shipping routes in the Gulf of Aden.

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