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Russian navy captures Somali pirates.
The more, the merrier.
A Russian warship has seized a pirate vessel with 29 people on board off the Somali coast, Russian news reports say.
Guns and navigation equipment were found during a search of the pirate boat, officials were quoted as saying.
Notably absent from this account – or this one, or this one – is any indication that the pirates were let go afterward. It’s suspected that these were the same pirates that attempted to seize a Russian tanker earlier:
…so they probably won’t be, either. Meanwhile, the Indian Navy has nabbed some pirates in the Seychelles, or possibly it was the Spanish. And the Somalis themselves are starting to organize anti-piracy vigilante groups. All of this is good news, of course… but I do have to wonder: what’s the US Navy been doing lately on this?
Crossposted to Moe Lane.