The pirates were involved in the attempted hijacking in April of a Tuvalu-flagged cargo ship that was rescued by the Chinese navy after the crew sent a distress call.
A local pirate leader is said to be among the transferred suspects.
Piracy has once-again started becoming an issue off the Horn of Africa over the past couple of months after a nearly 5-year lull.
The Chinese navy has been part of an international escort mission in the region since late 2008. – CRI
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