Russian Navy Captures Suspected Pirate Vessel   Leave a comment

russian_naval_insignia28.04.09: Russia’s Admiral Panteleyev anti-submarine ship captured a suspected pirate vessel with 29 people on board 15 miles off the coast of Somalia.

Kalashnikov rifles, several pistols, ammunition, an aluminum ladder, and satellite navigation equipment were seized.

Russia is among several naval powers with warships in the area to protect one of the world’s busiest sea lanes from hijackings by Somali pirates.

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