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Piracy - May 15

London, May 15 -- A press report, dated May 14, states: A South Korean warship and a US destroyer have rescued an Egyptian vessel and captured the 17 Somali pirates who attacked it off the coast of Yemen, the US Navy said today. The Korean destroyer ROKS Munmu the Great and US guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg responded to a distress call from the Egyptian-flagged bulk carrier Amira (39818 gt, built 2001) on Wednesday (May 13) after it was attacked by pirates, the US Navy's Bahrain-based 5th Fleet said in a statement. The Gettysburg and Munmu the Great , operating under the Turkish- led counter-piracy Combined Task Force 151 in the Gulf of Aden, sent helicopters and rushed to the Egyptian vessel's location about 75 nautical miles south of the Yemeni port of Mukalla, the US Navy said. A boarding team from the Gettysburg apprehended 17 suspected pirates on board a dhow ship suspected of serving as a pirate mothership, the US Navy





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