EU NAVFOR's seek, disrupt and destroy policy continues its success02/05/2010 09.51 UTCFollowing hot on the heels of EU NAVFOR French ship Tonnerre's success, who earlier today (1st May) tracked down and destroyed a mother ship, EU NAVFOR FS Lafayette destroyed another Mother ship and held another 9 suspected pirates for questioning.
A helicopter from the Lafayette spotted a pirate action group (PAG), with one mother ship and one skiff, in the Indian Ocean, between Mogadishu and the Seychelles.
When detected, the suspected pirates tried to escape and threw paraphernalia over board. The helicopter fired warning shots and the mother ship finally stopped.
This is the second successful disruption on the same day which continues to show EU NAVFOR's more offensive strategy is working. The joint action by EU NAVFOR's French warships Tonnerre and Lafayette and Maritime Patrol Aircraft from the Seychelles was evidence of excellent teamwork and a determination to fight these criminal acts.
Report on the captures by FS Tonnerre.