Photo Gallery: Pirate Attack Ends in Tragedy
Foto: Seychelles Coast Guard
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Photo Gallery: Pirate Attack Ends in Tragedy

Escalation off Somalia German Shipowners Turn to Mercenaries to Protect against Pirates

An attempt to rescue the pirated German freighter Beluga Nomination off the coast of Somalia ended in tragedy, with at least one crew member dead. Now shipowners are demanding that the German military protect their ships. Some have already resorted to hiring armed guards.
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan
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