Seychelles to Prosecute Suspected Somali Pirates

Seychelles to Prosecute Suspect Somali Pirates

Today the Republic of the Seychelles agreed to accept for prosecution 11 suspected pirates who were captured by EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) frigate HNLMS Van Amstel on Friday 11 May.

The 11 suspected pirates had pirated an Iranian dhow with 17 innocent Iranian fishermen onboard at the beginning of May and it is thought the dhow was probably related to the unsuccessful attack against MV Super Lady on Wednesday 9 may.

The suspected pirates are expected to be handed over to the Seychelles authorities in the coming days.

Naval Today Staff , May 17, 2012; Image: eunavfor