U.S. Navy frees ship from suspected pirates
The USS Bulkeley helped rescue an oil tanker in the Indian Ocean from suspected pirates on Saturday.
March 6th, 2011
10:37 PM ET

U.S. Navy frees ship from suspected pirates

A U.S. Navy ship came to the rescue of an oil tanker in the Indian Ocean over the weekend after four suspected pirates climbed aboard.

The Japanese-owned MV Guanabara reported it was under attack Friday afternoon 328 nautical miles southeast of Oman, the Navy said. The Guanabara had 24 crew members aboard.

The warship USS Bulkeley, assigned to the Combined Maritime Forces' CTF-151 counter-piracy mission, was directed to intercept the Guanabara, supported by the Turkish warship TCG Giresun of NATO's counter-piracy task force.

After Guanabara's master confirmed to the Bulkeley that his crew had taken refuge in the ship's citadel room, or secure compartment, the Bulkeley's specialist boarding team climbed aboard Saturday, detained the four men and secured the vessel, the Navy said.

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  1. Frank

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    March 7, 2011 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Frank

    Will you stop using my name Tea Partier!! Use your own you pervert.

    March 7, 2011 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      Why dont u just report him already

      March 7, 2011 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Frank

    Frank, don't try to be decent now, everybody knows you like to sukk big dikkks, we know you inherited that from your mother, its not your fault.

    March 7, 2011 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Frank

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    March 7, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary

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      March 7, 2011 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Frank

    The only thing I want to do is fukk Scottish Mama, after that, I swear I won't post anymore

    March 7, 2011 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Frank

    I know once she said she had the biggest ass on the fukkin net

    March 7, 2011 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  7. ed bailey

    The loss of their food supply hits a sensitive nerve.I did not know that tragic aspect of their plight.the two wrong theory still applies. Murdering bible sharing Americans should get you killed. But hell look at our Mary poppins history and guess what?Mary poppins we certainly aint!

    March 8, 2011 at 6:18 am | Report abuse |
  8. bob

    Needs less detaining, and more dead pirates.

    The only way this epidemic is going to stop is for pirates to realize that living this life is bad for their health. Currently, any captured pirate is thrown in jail, where they get 3 square meals, a real bed and cable TV. Prison or not, that's living the high life compared to what they're used to.

    March 30, 2011 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • f

      What ever happened to prison being hard? HArd labor, little food, bad food, sleep deprived, Awake to work at 0400hrs to wrk a full day in the blazing sun, or freezing cold depending on your location.

      April 1, 2011 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  9. ray

    Buy rope and anchor
    Attach same to one leg of pirate(s)
    Toss overboard
    Go to next job
    Pirates will become endangered species
    no more boarding
    end of story

    March 31, 2011 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • f

      That's a terrible way to treat a poor impoverished Somali pirate man. You should hug him, give him your money, apologize for The USA' role in taking back the ship and send him to live in America. You are a pirate discriminator! Go sit in the corner, bad boy!

      April 1, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  10. andy wilson

    why not quitely round them up and then 6 months later have a big press conference showing wher several hundred of them were cap-tured and during that quite time, the pirates on shore will start wondering why they are getting no response back from the mother ships and maybe rethink the situation

    April 3, 2011 at 1:25 am | Report abuse |
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