South Koreans commandos storm the Samho Jewelry in the Arabian Sea.
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South Korea rescues Samho Jewelry crew from pirates

South Korean navy commandos have stormed a cargo ship which had been seized by pirates in the Arabian Sea.

All 21 crew members of the South Korean-owned Samho Jewelry were rescued, said Lt Gen Lee Sung-ho of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

The navy said eight of the pirates had been killed and five captured.

The BBC's Nick Ravenscroft reports.

  • 21 Jan 2011