Somali pirates attack U.S. warships opened fire on the first chase lasted about one hour
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China Daily AP: According to British media reports, the U.S. Navy Fifth Fleet on May 7 said in a statement, 6 pirates off the Somali coast toward the USS Lewis – Clark Road (Lewis and Clark) fire. Somali pirates since last year, although frequent attacks, but attacks on warships fired the first time.
statement that the two pirate ships 6 am chasing Lewis – Clark Road for about an hour long, but they are always from the Lewis – Clark number one sea miles (about 1.852 km) away waters.
Lewis – Clark Road in order to avoid these two pirate ship forward speed, because pirates use a limited range of light weapons to attack, so the warship has not been hit.
Lewis – Clark Road after a temporary detention of suspected pirates arrested in the premises, and now it is only in this mission area to provide supplies to other U.S. warships. (Global Online: Xiao Tang)