US Navy sinks Pirate skiff, captures Mothership

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  1. Seychelles Coastguard also had a go http://www.france24.com/en/20100329...-fisherman-somali-pirates-indian-ocean-piracy though firing 10,000 rounds seems a bit OTT to me!

    QUOTE The coastguard vessel Topaz set sail on Sunday with a Somali translator on board and reached the hijacking situation early Monday, as the pirates were 255 nautical miles northwest of Mahe, heading towards Somalia with the Seychellois ship -- the Galate -- in tow.

    Morgan said the pirates ignored the coastguards' audio calls to release their hostages and likewise did not alter their course when warning shots were fired.

    "We took the decision to open fire on the engine compartment, 10,000 12.7mm rounds were fired... and we continued our harassment operation until we achieved what we wanted, which was to set fire to the engine," he said.

    Morgan said all on board had to jump off the boat.

    "We rescued the six Seychellois, the 21 Iranians are being rescued and the Somalis will be rescued too," he said. UNQUOTE
     

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