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In 2009, much greater international resolution has resulted in more control of piracy than in the prior decade, although many pirates still operate from Somalia.

  • On 2 January a Netherlands Antilles-registered cargo ship was attacked by pirates in the Gulf of Aden. A Danish antipiracy ship, the Absalon, sent an armed helicopter that fired warning shots and flares. The pirate speedboat caught fire and sank.
  • On 5 January, a Sierra Leone cargo vessel was attacked and chased by 4 pirate vessels in the Gulf of Aden. The ship escaped.
  • On April 8, the cargo of the Maersk Alabama was attacked and captured by Somali pirates 240 nautical miles southeast of the Somalia port city of Eyl.
  • On August 27, Somali Pirates aboard M/V Win Far fired a large caliber weapon at a U.S. Navy SH-60B assigned to the USS Chancellorsville.[1]

References

  1. ^ Harrison, Mike (27 August 2009). "Somali Pirates Open Fire on U.S. Navy Helicopter, U.S. Navy Says". Bloomberg (Bloomberg L.P.). http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601116&sid=aP9ZSIKNfiM4. Retrieved 3 September 2009.  
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