Monday, April 27, 2009

Suspected MSC Melody Pirates Captured

The BBC reports that the Spanish navy captured nine men suspected of attacking MSC Melody on Saturday evening.

They were found near the site of the attack near the Seychelles and handed over to authorities in the Seychelles.

In another article about the capture, AFP quotes a bizarre interview with the pirate leader who said, "We were aware that hijacking such a big ship would have been a new landmark in piracy off the coast of Somalia but unfortunately they used good tactics and we were not able to board."

Update April 28, 7:30am
The president of the Seychelles says he expects the suspected pirates to be tried in the Seychelles.