NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - The Seychelles Coast Guard says it has
arrested nine suspected pirates believed to be behind the attempted
hijacking of a luxury cruise liner over the weekend.
The coast guard says the nine arrived in the Seychelles on
Tuesday. They are thought to have participated in the attempted
hijacking of the MSC Melody, which was attacked Saturday 200
nautical miles north of the island nation.
When the Melody made a distress call, the Seychelles Coast Guard
sent out a small plane that spent five hours photographing the
pirates' skiff and marking its position. A Spanish navy ship then
set off and apprehended the suspects Sunday.
The suspects were handed over to Seychelles authorities and are
now in jail.