Gren said:I liked this bit
"The German sailors returned fire and pursued the skiff while also calling in for support. Several naval ships â including a Greek and a Dutch frigate, a Spanish warship and the USS Boxer â sped to the area while a Spanish marine aircraft and two U.S. Marine Cobra helicopters joined the pursuit."
Bit off more than they could chew, springs to mind
seaweed said:Utterly wet not to sink the thing out of hand. The the Germans in accordance with their particular naval traditions could have machine-gunned the pirates in the water ..