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May 9th, 2013

Don't Mess With the US Navy!

Just a few short years ago, it seemed like we were hearing reports of pirates hijacking ships near Africa almost on a daily basis.  Of the hundreds of ships hijacked, one story in particular always sticks out. One night shortly after midnight in April 2010, Somali pirates saw what they thought was a large cargo vessel in the Indian Ocean.  Knowing that large ships typically allow for a larger ransom, the pirates decided this ship would be their next target.  They fired on the ship and attempted to board the vessel.  Unfortunately for the pirates, the ship they fired on was actually USS Nicholas, a United States Navy frigate.  The Navy returned fire on the pirate ship, completely disabling it.  Sailors then boarded the disabled ... Read more
Posted by Amber on May 9th, 2013 :: Filed under: Blog,Military