July 1 (Bloomberg) -- A court in the Seychelles sentenced five Somali pirates to 18 years in prison for attacking French ships in the Indian Ocean, the Seychelles Nation reported.
Supreme Court judge Duncan Gaswaga yesterday found the men guilty of attacking two French fishing vessels with rocket-propelled grenades and small arms, the newspaper said. The attack took place on Nov. 17, it said. The pirates were captured by the Seychelles Coast Guard with help from surveillance aircraft.
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