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Two Mines Attached to Hull of PLO Yacht

August 23, 1987

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) _ Soldiers in Valletta harbor removed two limpet mines from the hull of a yacht belonging to the Palestine Liberation Organization, authorities reported Sunday.

The officials, who insisted on anonymity. said the mines were removed Friday and that six crewmen of the vessel, which was named Angel, were questioned by police.

The mines were discovered after a crane hoisted the vessel out of the water for repairs. The yacht had been berthed in the harbor since May.

No one answered the telephone at the PLO office in Malta when called for comment on Sunday.

Limpet mines are designed to be fastened onto a variety of surfaces.

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