U.S. navy detains 17 suspected pirates after attack on Egyptian ship

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The U.S. navy says 17 suspected pirates have been apprehended after an attack on an Egyptian ship in the Gulf of Aden.
The navy said Thursday that Korean Destroyer ROKS Munmu the Great and the U.S. guided missile cruiser Gettysburg dispatched helicopters to aid M.V. Amira after it came under attack Wednesday.
A Gettysburg-based team also boarded the suspected pirate "mothership," a larger vessel which pirates use for logistical support.
The navy said it brought the alleged pirates on board the Gettysburg for further questioning. Also confiscated were eight assault rifles, a rocket-propelled grenade launcher and a rocket-propelled grenade.

Geographic location: U.S., DUBAI, United Arab Emirates

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