A sailor prepares to defend from pirates’ attacks on the deck of the Chinese ship “Zhenhua 4” in the Gulf of Aden December 17, 2008 in this photo released by China’s official Xinhua News Agency. The Chinese ship escaped pirate hijack in the Gulf of Aden after the crew fought for four hours with the help of a multi-coalition force. Nine pirates armed with rocket launchers and heavy machine guns boarded the ship. The 30 crew members locked themselves in their accommodation area, using fire hydrants and firebombs to prevent the attackers from entering, said an official with China Maritime Search and Rescue Center (CMSRC), Xinhua News Agency reported. REUTERS/Xinhua QUALITY FROM SOURCE. NO COMMERCIAL OR BOOK SALES. NO SALES. NO ARCHIVES. CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA.
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