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Pirate season is heating up off the coast of Somalia

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U.S. Navy ships have had two clashes with pirates in less than 24 hours.

Most recently, the destroyer Farragut disarmed pirates and sank the mother skiff off the coast of Somalia after responding to an attack on a Sierra Leone-flagged tanker.

That was after the USS Nicholas crew came under fire by a group of suspected Somali pirates just before 12:30 a.m. Thursday morning.

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