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A maritime official says armed pirates have hijacked a bulk carrier with 21 crew in the Gulf of Aden near Somalia.
The Royal Navy could be given powers to seize Somalian pirates plaguing the Gulf of Aden and hand them over to the wartorn country's authorities
Responding to a United Nations request, warships from a NATO task force are heading to waters off the coast of Somalia to help fight piracy and escort ships carrying UN humanitarian aid. Two destroyers, including one from the United States, four frigates and one auxiliary ship from six NATO states will take part in the operations.
Security Council Asks Nations With Military Capacity in Area to ´´Actively Fight Piracy´´ on High Seas Off Somalia