Koreas Unite to Foil Pirates

South Koreans rescue North Korean cargo ship from pirate attack
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 5, 2009 4:48 AM CDT
South Korean snipers on a helicopter aim at a pirate ship south of Yemen yesterday.   (AP Photo/ South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff, HO)
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(Newser) – The Gulf of Aden was the scene of a rare example of inter-Korean cooperation yesterday as the unfriendly nations joined efforts to thwart pirates, reports the Wall Street Journal. A helicopter from a South Korean warship was sent to the rescue when a North Korean cargo ship being pursued by a pirate ship sent out a distress call. The pirates fled as snipers prepared to fire and the South Koreans guided the grateful North Korean crewmen to safety.