Coast Guard, Navy Apprehend Pirates

February 2009
Washington Letter of Oceanography;2/23/2009, Vol. 43 Issue 4, p2
The article reports on the arrest of 16 suspected pirates in the Gulf of Aden by a Miami, Florida-based U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) in February 2009. The Vella Gulf and Nahan's visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team brought all the suspected pirates to a temporary holding facility on board Lewis and Clark. The suspects will reportedly stay aboard the ship until the investigations are over and a decision on their transfer is reached.


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