Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Somali Pirate Fail: MV Beluga Fortune Recovered

Some interesting photos of a boarding party from HMS Montrose getting aboard MV Beluga Fortune to ensure teh Somali pirates who held it briefly were gone at Pirates fail in pirating MV BELUGA FORTUNE in Somali Basin:
The warship HMS Montrose, operating under NATO’s naval force, headed towards the vessel as it was the closest ship from the scene of attack. As a result, the pirates set fire to part of the superstructure and immediately abandoned the ship on 25 October. “A team of Royal Marines from HMS Montrose boarded the vessel this afternoon and released them from the safe room,” explained NATO. “None of the crew were injured.”


  1. Anonymous3:18 PM

    this trend of thwarted pirates setting fires is a very serious flaw in the passive "safe room" schemes.

    imo any "citadel" defense scheme should deny pirates access to the entire interior of the vessel.

  2. There is no comment section for the pic at the top of the blog so I will say it here.....