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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Somali Pirates: Photos of Capture by U.S. Navy

Photos taken during the USS Vella Gulf capture of suspected pirates from here:

090211-N-1082Z-146 GULF OF ADEN (Feb. 11, 2009) An SH-60B helicopter assigned to Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 42 assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) keeps watch on suspected pirates as the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team prepares to apprehend them. . . U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky/Released




090211-N-1082Z-209 GULF OF ADEN (Feb. 11, 2009) Visit, board, search and seizure team members (VBSS) in a rigid-hulled inflatable boat (RHIB) from the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) close in to apprehend suspected pirates. . . (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky/Released)

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