September 22, EU NAVFOR Spanish ship GALICIA disrupted a pirate action group, comprised of one whaler and two skiffs.Keeping the bad guys from getting to sea . . . blockade those pirates!
Galicia was patrolling off the east coast of Somalia and thanks to detailed information gathering, the Spanish ship was able to intercept two skiffs and the whaler.
The group was located at night only 500 meters from the Somali coast by one of Galicia’s helicopters, which started the preparation for the interception.
As none of the pirates were caught in an act of piracy, although conspiracy was clearly stated, it was not possible to proceed with a prosecution. However, everything that could be used to conduct piracy was seized and the whaler and one skiff were destroyed.
"We must be ready to dare all for our country. For history does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid. We must acquire proficiency in defense and display stamina in purpose." - President Eisenhower, First Inaugural Address
Friday, September 24, 2010
Somali Pirates: EU Spanish LPD Takes Out Some Pirate Boats
The spanish warship “GALICIA” disrupts a pirate action group off the Somali coasts:
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SPS Galicia has been busy! Her crew just freed the Kenyan dhow Sherry and its crew from Somali pirates.ReplyDelete
EU NAVFOR SPS GALICIA released a pirated Kenyan dhow
last week, the Indian navy ship INS Delhi intercepted the pirates on 2 occasions, and funnily they dumped fuel from the pirate boats leaving jus enough to reach the shore and freed the pirates. on both occasions the pirates were caught while attempting to attacks merchant convoys. Looks like each navy is having different methods of dealing with the pirates...ReplyDelete