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Friday, November 14

Arr, Mateys!

Most people view pirates like this, thanks to the fact that in this part of the world they're part of history:



Unfortunately, in parts of the Indian Ocean near Somalia pirates are very real, very now, and very dangerous.

Which brings me to this little news article: The Royal Navy's Type 22 frigate, HMS Cumberland, encountered a stolen Yemeni dhow at sea, and when they sent Marines to investigate the pirates aboard opened fire.

No injuries reported among the British Marines and sailors; three dead pirates and the rest taken prisoner.

Huzzah, and a tot of rum all around!

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