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In an audacious raid in the Denotam system, pirates struck the passenger liner Minnow shortly before it was due to jump.
The pirate ship Berlin pulled alongside the Minnow, and pirate captain Robin Sherwood came aboard the liner herself to assure the passengers and crew that they would not be harmed. She apologized for the inconvenience, and explained that as soon as her crew had transferred the cargo they would be on their way.
No-one was harmed, and no personal items were taken. A sealed cargo shipment was stolen from the hold, the pirates returned to their ship, and then the Berlin jumped.
The Minnow reported to Navy authorities, and then continued on her scheduled flight, jumping 12 hours late.
No comment was available from the Denotam Naval Base, nor was
the nature of the stolen cargo announced. A full inquiry is expected.