Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Pictures from the Somali pirate front

Found atNavy NewsStand - Eye on the Fleet:

Captions: Top photo:
A pirate skiff burns after being hit by several rounds from a 25mm gun aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78). The skiff belonged to a group of pirates that had taken a cargo ship. U.S. Navy photo (RELEASED)

Lower photo:
Members of the visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS) team aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) prepare their gear in case they must board a pirated vessel. The ship was responding to a distress call from aboard Panamanian MV Golden Nori. The VBSS team is tasked with boarding suspicious ships to inspect them for any illicit activity. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Patrick Gearhiser (RELEASED)
UPDATE: 25mm chain gun training:

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