Saturday, May 9, 2009

Somali Pirates moving to Seychelles

Seychelles are some small islands (just a speck on the map) east of Somalia.

Seychelles asks for naval protection from marauding Somali pirates

Mumbai: Officials on the tourist paradise set of islands called the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean asked for protection after reports the bandits had moved away from the Gulf of Aden since western governments dispatched patrol vessels to challenge them, the UK’s Daily Telegraph reported.

The pirates can reach the closest Seychelle island in just over a day from Mogadishu – it is just 670 nautical miles.

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