|Surrendering survivors -EUNAVFOR photo|
Spanish forces have captured six alleged pirates in the Indian Ocean, after the suspects attacked a Spanish navy ship.Hey, riding in a small boat, big ships look very much the same. Still . . .
The Spanish defense ministry says pirates aboard a skiff (small boat) opened fire on the combat support ship Patiño early Thursday.
A statement says the navy ship exchanged fire with the pirates, who eventually tried to flee on their boat. A military helicopter caught up with the pirates, who then surrendered.
The ministry says six suspected pirates were taken into custody, five of whom were injured. The detainees said a colleague who was killed during the incident had been thrown overboard.
This is perhaps the 4th or 5th time this sort of thing has happened. Never turns out well for the pirates.