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Early today, the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit's Maritime Raid Force, operating off USS Dubuque, retook the German--owned vessel M/V Magellan Star from Somali pirates who had attacked and boarded the vessel early Sept 8. The Marines reported no casualties and said no shots were fired. The ship's crew was rescued and nine pirates were taken prisoner.
See this press release from U.S. Fifth Fleet for more details.
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