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05 March 2009

Terror for 1,200 Britons as Somali pirates with rocket launchers attack cruise ship

from The Combat Operator

More than 1,200 British holidaymakers on a round-the-world cruise came under a terrifying attack from pirates armed with rocket launchers. The 715ft-long Balmoral came under fire four times from Somali bandits, a crew member said. The 43,000-ton cruise ship was forced to zigzag violently to evade its pursuers as the pirates gave chase.

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