Firing on Warships

By lex, on April 1st, 2010

Typically the business of other warships, rather than skiff-borne pirates.

It ends poorly:**

‘While operating west of the Seychelles in international waters, Nicholas reported taking fire at 12.27 am local time from a suspected pirate skiff and returned fire before commencing pursuit of the vessel until the disabled skiff stopped,’ the statement said. ‘At 1.59 am personnel from Nicholas boarded the disabled skiff and detained three personnel. The boarding team found ammunition and multiple cans of fuel on board.’

After taking the suspected pirates on board, the Nicholas sank the disabled skiff and captured two additional suspected pirates on the confiscated mother ship. ‘The suspected pirates will remain in US custody on board Nicholas until a determination is made regarding their disposition,’ the statement said.

Frigate Navy, baby.

** 09-27-2018 Original link gone; replacement found – Ed.

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