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NATO Vessel Fires Warning Shots at Pirate Skiff

10th September 2010
NATO Vessel Fires Warning Shots at Pirate Skiff

Planning a world cruise? Think twice before taking in the Gulf of Aden. Only two days after the latest pirate attacks in the Gulf, Danish warship ESBERN SNARE disrupted a group of suspected pirates in a skiff believed to be preparing for an attack. The pirates were initially detected by a Japanese maritime patrol aircraft in the Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor (IRTC) in the Gulf of Aden. ESBERN SNARE's helicopter fired warning shots in front of the skiff to force the suspected pirates to stop. The suspected pirates finally stopped after a shot was fired through the bow of the skiff.....

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HDMS ESBERN SNARE, her boarding teams in their boats next to the pirate skiff

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The suspected pirates in their skiff - a suspected pirate can be seen throwing a weapon over the side into the water

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The pirate skiff and water spray after ESBERN SNARE's team fired warning shots ahead of the skiff to force the suspected pirates to stop in the water

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