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Ships and Harbours
No: 18238   Contributor: Stan Laundon   Year: 2011   Manufacturer: Unknown   Country: United Kingdom

I never thought a photograph of a ship I took at Irvine's Quay, in Hartlepool (UK) on September 11th would be making national news a month later.

According to the BBC:

"British and US naval forces freed an Italian ship from Somali pirates after hostages threw an SOS message in a bottle from a porthole, Italy's defence minister has said.

Ignazio La Russa said the 23 hostages had locked themselves in the strong room of the 56,000-tonne Montecristo.

The bulk carrier had been seized 620 miles (1,000km) off Somalia on Monday, October 11th, 2011.

The Royal Navy met no resistance on boarding it and detained 11 suspected pirates, UK defence officials said".
Picture added on 14 October 2011 at 11:15
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