US Marines Capture German Vessel from Somali Pirates

Bill Mattocks

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Yeah, baby! This is what the US Marines do best; amphibious landings from ship to shore or ship to ship. We're in ur rigging, taking away ur toys.

Stand down, pirates; this is just another glorious chapter in our history.

http://abcnews.go.com/International/somali-pirates-captured-ship-overtaken-marines/story?id=11592662

U.S. Marines today stormed a German-owned commercial vessel that had been captured by Somali pirates, in what appears to be the first U.S.-led military boarding off the coast of East Africa.
The MV Magellan Star was located in the Gulf of Aden, about 85 miles south of the Yemeni town of al Mukalla, when U.S. Marines from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit's Maritime Raiding Force boarded and seized control of the ship.
The U.S. Navy released few details but said in a statement that there were no casualties among the raiding party or the ship's crew. Nine alleged pirates were captured in the operation.
 

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Cool. Good job of the Marines. The sea's a fraction safer again, and they had valuable real life exercise. Everybody wins. I wonder what will happen to the pirates.
 

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The US Marines fighting pirates off the coast of Africa? Did we accidentally time travel back to 1805?

Good job guys.
 
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The US Marines fighting pirates off the coast of Africa? Did we accidentally time travel back to 1805?

Good job guys.

My thoughts exactly. But it is totally cool. And about danged time.
 

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Yeah Baby!

Taking out Pirates..thats old school USMC!
 
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