Eyes of the Fleet

Eyes of the Fleet

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Somali Pirates: Board and Search

GULF OF ADEN (May 31, 2010) Members of U.S. Coast Guard Tactical Law Enforcement Detachment 406 and the visit, board, search and seizure team embarked aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56) search a skiff suspected of participating in recent pirate activity. San Jacinto is part of Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, a multinational task force established to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden and the east coast of Somalia. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ja'lon A. Rhinehart/Released)
Gee, I don't know exactly what may have made the San Jacinto team suspicious -- though that pair of brand new Yamaha motors on the stern of the "fishing" boat would have made me curious . . .


  1. Anonymous12:56 PM

    Probably some local fisherman, out for a pleasure cruise, at night, in eel-infested waters.

  2. Anonymous1:14 PM

    Glad to see the Coasties there, Navy guys are good, but adult supervision always a plus.

    Yeah, I'm a Coastie...