More on Anzac class frigate HMAS Parramatta here.
The HMAS Parramatta was patrolling a shipping lane in the Gulf of Aden, off Somalia, on May 25 when it intercepted a skiff carrying a group of suspected pirates.
When first sighted, the suspected pirates were throwing items overboard, including some weapons.
They seized any items that could have been used in a piracy attack, and then left the vessel with enough supplies to make its way safely back to Somalia.
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