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HMS Cornwall rescues hostages from pirates

Five hostages and their fishing vessel have been freed from the clutches of Somali pirates by a naval boarding party from HMS Cornwall.

The operation to free the fishermen was staged when their hijacked boat was spotted acting suspiciously by a South Korean merchant vessel, who then made a call to the British warship, HMS Cornwall for help.

Ministry of Defence footage of HMS Cornwall rescuing hostages from pirates in the Gulf of Aden

  • 16 Feb 2011
  • From the section Africa
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