posted on Jan, 22 2006 @ 12:31 PM
In reponse to a report from the International Maritime Bureau, the U.S.S. Winston S. Churchill was dispatched to capture the Dhow. The rightful crew
of the Dhow informed U.S. Navy investigators that they were boarded by pirates six days earlier, and have been under pirate control since. When crew
from the U.S. Destroyer boarded the Dhow, they found 26 people, and a cache of small arms weapons.
The U.S. Navy boarded an apparent pirate ship in the Indian Ocean and detained 26 men for questioning, the Navy said Sunday.
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I am happy to see that some people are finally taking a stand against this growing tend of pirating. I believe that we should have a less strict
policy about firing on pirated vessles (as long as no rightful crew is on board).