13 August 2009

Incident: Captives overpower pirates

The crews of the hijacked Egyptian fishing vessels Mumtaz 1 and Samara Ahmed, taken 4/14/09, coordinate an attack on their pirate captors holding them in the port of Las Qorey. Using machetes and tools against their captors, they are able to disarm them, killing two, injuring an unknown number, and taking four prisoners without suffering casualties of their own. Both fishing ships were sailed to safety in Aden, Yemen, by their crews. ("August 2009 Egyptian hostage escape," Wikipedia, 12/31/09)