Dutch forces arrested 10 suspected pirates after freeing a German ship off the coast of Somalia early Monday, the Dutch Defense Ministry said.
The crew of the German merchant ship, the MV Taipan, was rescued by a Dutch Navy frigate, the Tromp, about 575 miles (500 nautical miles, 925 kilometers) east of Somalia. The Navy deployed the Tromp's Lynx helicopter and exchanged fire with the pirates, a spokesman told CNN.
One Dutch Marine was slightly injured, but all 13 members of the Taipan's crew were found safe, the spokesman said.
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