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Subject: Russian special forces storm oil tanker, free ship, and kill Somali pirates
YelliChink    5/6/2010 11:55:41 AM Russian special forces storm oil tanker, free ship By KATHARINE HOURELD Associated Press Writer ABOARD THE SWEDISH WARSHIP CARLSKRONA (AP) -- Russian special forces rappelled onto a disabled oil tanker taken over by Somali pirates and freed 23 Russian sailors early Thursday, the commander of the EU Naval Force said. Ten pirates were arrested and one was killed. The raid on the Liberian-flagged ship Moscow University came 24 hours after pirates had taken the ship over and the crew locked itself in a safe room. The vessel is carrying 86,000 tons of crude oil worth about $50 million. The special forces had been aboard the Russian anti-submarine destroyer Marshal Shaposhnikov, which rushed to the scene after Wednesday's seajacking. A helicopter was dispatched to investigate and was fired on by the pirates, EU Naval Force said. The Russian warship returned fire on the pirates, it said.
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