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    Cruise ship fends off pirate attack with gunfire
    Israeli private security forces exchange fire with bandits and drive them off
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    ROME - An Italian cruise ship with 1,500 people on board fended off a pirate attack far off the coast of Somalia when its Israeli private security forces exchanged fire with the bandits and drove them away.

    The ship's commander told Italian state radio on Sunday that six men in a small white speed boat approached the Msc Melody and opened fire "like crazy" on Saturday night, but retreated after the Israeli security officers aboard the cruise ship returned fire.

    "It felt like we were in war," Cmdr. Ciro Pinto said.
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    Why are cruise ships floating off the coast of Somalia? I don't get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matclone View Post
    Why are cruise ships floating off the coast of Somalia? I don't get it.
    Cruise around the Horn then through the Suez Canal to the Med and back to Rome. Theyb travel no more than 4 hours from the coast in case they need to head to a port in an emergency. They were probably in the Gulf of Aden.
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