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UK Naval Task Force foils pirate attack

#3
So, cargo ship stops other cargo ship from going out to sea by circling it and not actually attempting to get rid of the pirates on board.

Stupendous news. I imagine Nelson is watching from above with immense pride.
 
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#5
'Greek-owned chemical tanker Liquid Velvet has been held to ransom since last November'

The pirates must be terrified now. Nothing like a bit of 'Action This Day', is there?
 
#8
So, cargo ship stops other cargo ship from going out to sea by circling it and not actually attempting to get rid of the pirates on board.

Stupendous news. I imagine Nelson is watching from above with immense pride.
Despite your eager desire for a bloodbath involving the likely death or injury of any civilians being held captive on board, your wish has been granted:

BBC News 14 Jan 2012 said:
The Royal Navy has captured 13 Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean, the Ministry of Defence says. RFA Fort Victoria and a US Navy vessel intercepted the pirates' boat, which had refused to stop despite warning shots from a Royal Navy helicopter.

Royal Marines in speedboats approached the vessel and boarded it, capturing 13 pirates and seizing weapons. Defence Secretary Philip Hammond said the UK troops, part of a Nato-led force, could be "proud" of the success.

"The Royal Navy and Royal Marines are playing a crucial role in securing and protecting international sea lanes that are vital to global trade," the minister said.

Mr Hammond added: "This operation off the coast of Somalia is a clear demonstration of Britain's ability to tackle piracy that threatens our interests."...
 
#14
So on deployment, the captain sails round to show everyone what pirates look like and also sends up the chopper so they can get a look see too. Then home for tea and to write a glowing after action report.
 

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