9 Apr 2011

Pirates captured by Finns

9:09 am on 9 April 2011

The Finnish navy has captured 18 suspected pirates on a boat in the Arabian Sea.

Marines fired warning shots to halt the vessel, to the south east of Oman, and detained the men on board for questioning.

The BBC reports Wednesday's incident was the third time that suspected pirates have been intercepted by European warships in the last 10 days.