Pirate threat forces yachts out of ocean

Five yachts in the Volvo Ocean Race have been transported on an armed ship through part of the Indian Ocean because of the threat of piracy.

They will be set down off the coast of the United Arab Emirates before a one-day sprint to the finish in Abu Dhabi.

It is the first time that the 15-tonne racing yachts have had to be lifted onto a ship in open waters.

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