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  • n  a lateen-rigged sailing vessel used by Arabs

  • Regardless of the destination, sailing in a dhow is worth the (always variable) price.
  • Inevitably, its reputation spread, and now tourism has supplanted dhow building and agriculture as the chief income earner on the island.
  • The vessel attacked by the marines was nothing more than a rickety old fishing dhow, and the eight men arrested are likely to be quickly replaced by hundreds of other pirates .
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  • Pirate attack off Somalia thwarted by EU Naval Force
    Pirate attack: The EU Naval Force says 14 Indian sailors aboard a dhow alerted officials Wednesday that their craft was under attack from 12 armed pirates.
    June 7, 2013 - The Christian Science Monitor
  • Somali pirate attack thwarted by EU Naval Force
    MOGADISHU, Somalia — The European Union Naval Force says Somali pirates who took control of a cargo vessel with 14 Indian sailors on board fled after counter piracy ships from the EU and NATO responded. The EU Naval Force says 14 Indian sailors aboard a dhow alerted officials Wednesday that their craft was under attack from 12 armed pirates. Swedish and Dutch warships responded. The pirates then ...
    June 7, 2013 - Boston Herald

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