September 9th, 2010
07:05 AM ET

Marines board pirated ship

U.S. Marines boarded and seized control Thursday of a German-owned vessel that had been captured off Somalia by pirates on Wednesday, the U.S. Fifth Fleet said.

Marines from the USS Dubuque captured nine alleged pirates and returned control of the M/V Magellan Star to its civilian crew, the Navy said. No injuries were reported.

A Turkish navy frigate and a second U.S. warship also took part in the operation, the U.S. Navy said.

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  1. hoss

    Good job men, i was in the army myself but i will give a big semped fi for this one

    September 9, 2010 at 7:44 am | Report abuse |
  2. hoss

    Semper fi. oops damn phone

    September 9, 2010 at 7:45 am | Report abuse |
  3. john haygood

    go get em marines that was a crucial point in history

    September 9, 2010 at 7:48 am | Report abuse |
  4. jean

    These pirates find life in the American prison better than outside so they don't mind getting caught.

    September 9, 2010 at 7:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Stephen Real

      Hey dumbo!
      These pirates are super rich.
      You ain't that stupid are ya?
      Read up and learn their history.

      September 9, 2010 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  5. Brian


    September 9, 2010 at 7:58 am | Report abuse |

    Way to go! Good Job. USA! USA! USA!

    September 9, 2010 at 8:00 am | Report abuse |
  7. corey

    Those Pirates went out to do a job whether to kill or be killed, should've killed them!

    September 9, 2010 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Pat

    Kill all pirates

    September 9, 2010 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  9. pmbrown

    ooh ra semper fi.God loves usmc,and so do i,keep up the good fight

    September 9, 2010 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Lisa

    My husband is part of the 15th MEU and was one of the 24 marines who aided in capturing these pirates. I cannot even begin to explain how proud I am of him and the other troops involved. Good job guys, and thank you for keeping us safe!

    September 10, 2010 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
  11. Maricela

    My son was one of the marine's that capture those pirates words can not descrive on how proud I am of my Marine. God bless you son and all those man that fight for our freedom semper fi.

    September 11, 2010 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |