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Chinese naval fleet wards off pirates' attack

2009-04-10 03:22:17 GMT2009-04-10 11:22:17 (Beijing Time)  SINA.com

Two pirate vessels get closer to a merchant ship being escorted by the Chinese naval fleet on an anti-piracy mission in the Gulf of Aden, April 7, 2009. (cnsphoto)

Pirate vessels speed up to get closer to a merchant ship being escorted by the Chinese naval fleet on an anti-piracy mission in the Gulf of Aden, April 7, 2009. The fleet successfully warded off an attack attempt from pirates on a group of merchant ships. (cnsphoto)

A helicopter prepares to take off from the deck of Haikou, a destroyer of the Chinese naval fleet on an anti-piracy mission, to land special force soldiers on the merchant ships being escorted in the Gulf of Aden, April 7, 2009. (cnsphoto)

The merchant ship Zhinv-1 is pictured from the deck of Haikou, a destroyer of the Chinese naval fleet on an anti-piracy mission in the Gulf of Aden, April 7, 2009. (cnsphoto)

This photo taken on the deck of Haikou, a destroyer of the Chinese naval fleet on an anti-piracy mission, shows Chinese merchant ships being escorted in the Gulf of Aden, April 7, 2009. (cnsphoto)

A group of 12 merchant ships escorted by the Chinese fleet sailed through the Gulf of Aden while some pirate vessels followed them in an attempt to attack them on April 7, 2009.

The fleet successfully warded off an attack attempt from pirates on a group of merchant ships.

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