Pirate boats attacked U.S. destroyers drive was sunk (map)
4 January, a U.S. warship was sunk boats pass through the pirate waters.
think young people are engaged in piracy, they drive the boat, adrift on the ocean. Their decisions are not rational, they often make ‘鸡蛋碰石头’ thing. In addition, there are also such a possibility: they do not understand to be the target of attacks. Maybe they see a ship, but thought the big gains.
– pirate expert Roger Middleton
1, said the U.S. Navy, the U.S. military mission in the Indian Ocean a destroyer 1 suffered pirate attacks, the two sides exchanged fire . U.S. warship seized a “mother ship”, captured five pirates, then pirates boats sunk.
the U.S. military seized pirate “mother ship”
1 U.S. Navy said in a statement, “Nicholas” destroyer earlier in the day in the Seychelles Islands mission seas west of the surface when they were attacked by pirates.
According to the statement, local time at 0:00 on the 1st just passed, “Nicholas” was the report was a boat attack, the attacker seems to be pirates. “Nicholas” was immediately returned fire, the boat trying to escape, ships followed, forcing the pirates to stop for.
U.S. soldiers boarded the boat, arrested three pirates, a number of guns and ammunition found on board and fuel. After the U.S. military ships to bring them, “Nicholas” was sinking boat.
“Nicholas” was then released in a nearby boat found off the pirate “mother ship” arrest “mother ship” and captured the other two pirates. Navy officials said the five men will be temporarily held in “Nicholas” was waiting for relevant aspects of the deal.
U.S. Navy did not mention this in a statement five nationality.
attack warships lack of precedent
pirate attacks on ships driving boats have occurred previously.
in May last year a U.S. warship was attacked by pirates. Pirates opened fire first, all the way to chase. Get rid of pirate ship speed, the two sides did not confrontation.
U.S. military officials believe that the warship was held on more than pirates, pirates do not rule out attempts to “prison raids” as well.
piracy experts said Roger Middleton, the French and Dutch warships have suffered pirate attacks.
for pirates these seem “presumptuous” act, Middleton explained: “Think about these young people engaged in piracy, they drive the boat, drifting in the ocean on their decision can not always be rational, they often make ‘鸡蛋碰石头’ thing. “
” In addition, there is also such a possibility: they do not understand to be the target of attacks. may they see a ship, but big money and on that, “Middleton said.
1, said the Turkish military, Turkish frigate in the Gulf of Aden, intercepted a pirate ship and arrested nine pirates on board.
U.S. Department of Transportation under the Maritime Bureau warned late last month, with the monsoon season ended, piracy in Somali waters in the vicinity may increase, passing ships to be vigilant.
Wang Hongbin (Xinhua News Agency Zhuangao)