PIRATES!

Dutch Free 20 Hostages

More drama on the high seas: Dutch NATO commandos have boarded a fishing vessel seized by pirates a week ago in the Gulf of Aden and freed 20 Yemeni hostages. NATO forces seized the pirates’ weapons and detained the pirates, but eventually let them go free—a move required under Dutch law. Meanwhile, the BBC is reporting that a Belgian vessel, the Pompei, has also been hijacked almost 400 miles off the Somali coast. It sent out alarms early this morning, and appears not to be moving.