Saturday, November 05, 2005

Cruise Ship Attacked By Pirates

Canadian CTV reported today that a Bahamian-registered cruise ship, Seabourn Spirit, bearing 6 Canadian passengers and believed to be carrying US and British citizens, was attacked by pirates wielding machine guns and a rocket-propelled grenade launcher.

The attack, which took place off the coast of Somalia, was successfully fended off, with only one crew member being injured. This is the first report of an attack on a cruise liner in those waters. The ship was bound on a 16-day cruise from Alexandria, Egypt to Mombasa, Kenya.

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