Posted by: Chuck | October 29, 2013

Marines Rescue Hijacked Ship From Somalia Pirates Control

Uploaded on Sept. 9, 2010

United States Marine commandos stormed a pirate-held cargo ship off the Somalia coast today, reclaiming control and taking nine prisoners without firing a shot in the first such boarding raid by the international anti-piracy flotilla, U.S. Navy officials said.

The mission, using small craft to reach the deck of German-owned vessel as the crew huddled in a safe room below – ranks among the most dramatic high seas confrontations with pirates by the task force created to protect shipping lanes off lawless Somalia.


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