UAE launches operation to free hijacked ship

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Posted: Apr 02, 2011 12:36 PM
UAE launches operation to free hijacked ship

DUBAI (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates launched a military operation to free a vessel hijacked by pirates in the Arabian Sea, the official news agency WAM said on Saturday.

The agency said earlier the vessel Arrilah 1 had been sailing from Australia to the UAE's Jebel Ali port when it was seized by pirates early on Friday.

(Editing by Matthew Jones)