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Posted: 1/23/2006 9:44:36 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/23/2006 9:47:14 AM EDT by nwmanitou]
US Navy Cleaning up Pirates

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The U.S. Navy boarded an apparent pirate ship in the Indian Ocean and detained 26 men for questioning, the Navy said Sunday.

The 16 Indians and 10 Somali men were aboard a traditional dhow that was chased and seized Saturday by the U.S. guided missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill, said Lt. Leslie Hull-Ryde of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command in Bahrain.

The dhow stopped fleeing after the Churchill twice fired warning shots during the chase, which ended 54 miles off the coast of Somalia, the Navy said. U.S. sailors boarded the dhow and seized a cache of small arms.

The dhow’s crew and passengers were being questioned Sunday aboard the Churchill to determine which were pirates and which were legitimate crew members, Hull-Ryde said.

Sailors aboard the dhow told Navy investigators that pirates hijacked the vessel six days ago near Mogadishu and thereafter used it to stage pirate attacks on merchant ships.

The Churchill is part of a multinational task force patrolling the western Indian Ocean and Horn of Africa region to thwart terrorist activity and other lawlessness during the U.S.-led war in Iraq.

Here's a pic of the actual chase and warning shot:

Well, not really, but you get the point.

This is a real Dhow:
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 9:46:30 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 9:48:27 AM EDT

Originally Posted By nwmanitou:
Here's a pic of the actual chase and warning shot:

Well, not really, but you get the point.

What is it a pic of then?
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 9:48:51 AM EDT

That is a cool pic though
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 9:50:12 AM EDT

Prepare to be duped yarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 9:50:13 AM EDT

Originally Posted By nwmanitou:
This is a real Dhow:

Is it a real dhow or a dinky dhow?
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 9:50:14 AM EDT
Yeah, but the Graphic recreation of the chase is cooler than the other thread.
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 9:52:52 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 9:57:19 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/23/2006 9:57:19 AM EDT by The_Beer_Slayer]
Time for this thread to walk the plank....... I can smell it!
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