PLAN thwarts pirate attack

Incident occurs just days after NATO withdraw from region.

Chinese Navy Thwarts Pirate Attack

The 24th and 25th Chinese naval escort flotillas fired warning shots at four suspected pirate boats attempting to approach a commercial vessel at high speed in the Gulf of Aden on January 1.

The People’s Daily reports that the vessel, the Panama-flagged Bob and Kate, was then safely escorted from the area.

The navy found double hooks on the four boats but no fishing gear.

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