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No one onboard was harmed, and no damage was sustained. Nautica was sailing within the prescribed Maritime Safety Protection Area, which is patrolled by international anti-piracy task forces, and a French navy warship reportedly sent a helicopter to scare the pirates away.
This is the third time in recent years that pirates have targeted a cruise ship in these waters: Le Ponant was seized in April by Somali pirates with 30 crew members who were rescued after a week, and Seabourn Spirit charged and destroyed a pirate vessel during an attack in December 2005. Many cruise lines pass through the region.