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Cruise firm to skirt piracy peril

WORLD BRIEFING / GERMANY

December 10, 2008|TIMES WIRE REPORTS

A German cruise ship plans to evacuate passengers in Yemen and fly them to the next port of call today to avoid any possible encounter with pirates off Somalia.

Several other cruise operators said they were also shifting or canceling tours that would have taken clients past Somalia, as nations and companies around the world debate how to confront piracy in the Gulf of Aden.

A European Union mission plans to guard cargo ships, but not cruise ships.

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