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Somalia: Pirates

Volume 716: debated on Tuesday 5 January 2010


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government which items of pirate equipment and weapons have been destroyed during boarding operations in pursuit of the Royal Navy's operations off the coast of Somalia. [HL649]

Since October 2008 the Royal Navy has seized, and where appropriate disposed of, a total of 49 weapons (39 assault rifles, six rocket propelled grenades and four pistols), a quantity of ammunition, five ladders, several grappling hooks, numerous fuel barrels and four skiffs.