Dramatic Moment NATO Warship Takes Out Suspected Pirate Boat

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    Off Somali Coast In Fierce Gun Battle

    -- Daily Mail

    Courtesy HNLMS Rotterdam

    * Pirates opened fire with AK-47s as the HNLMS Rotterdam was carrying out routine surveillance off Somali coast
    * One person on pirate sailboat killed and 25 others rescued after jumping into water as dhow went up in flames
    * NATO commander: 'It is obvious the scourge of piracy has not gone away and we need to maintain vigilance'

    This is the dramatic moment a NATO warship returned fire on a group of pirates in one of the world's most dangerous shipping lanes.

    The HNLMS Rotterdam, NATO's flagship counter-piracy boat, was carrying out routine surveillance off the Somali coast when they spotted the suspicious dhow, a type of small boat often used by pirates.

    As it approached the boat, the pirates pulled out their AK-47s and opened fire, sparking a fierce gun battle.

    Read more ....Dramatic moment NATO warship takes out suspected pirate boat off Somali coast | Mail Online

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