A mayday call went into Belfast Coastguard at approximately 3:05pm yesterday, Wednesday 16 January, and an aircraft from HMS Gannet in Prestwick had been tasked to the emergency at 3:08pm. The helicopter was airborne just 6 minutes later.
Five hostages and their fishing vessel have been freed from Somali pirates by a naval boarding party from HMS Cornwall.
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HMS Cornwall rescues hostages from pirates