Somali pirates attempt attack on Dutch warship

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Somali pirates searching for a high-seas victim picked the wrong vessel to hijack.

The EU Naval Force says pirates in two small skiffs on Wednesday made a fast approach toward the HNLMS Tromp, apparently oblivious to the fact they were approaching a Dutch warship.

A spokesman for the force, Cmdr. John Harbour, says the Dutch personnel fired several warning shots at the skiffs, who made a hasty retreat. Harbour says the pirates probably realized they made a “silly mistake.”

EU Naval Force personnel tracked down the skiffs and a third suspected mothership, finding ammunition and rocket-propelled grenades onboard.

The EU Naval Force has disrupted 11 pirate attack groups off the coast of east Africa over the last two weeks.

KKCO firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKCO 11News.

powered by Disqus
KKCO NBC 11 News 2531 Blichmann Avenue Grand Junction, CO 81505 Station Phone: 970.243.1111 Business Fax: 970.243.1770 Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793 News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 88222987 -
Gray Television, Inc.